mccrystal must go

From Talking Points Memo:

The country woke this morning to the news of a profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone with quote after quote of the general and his aides dissing top Obama Administration officials, as well as the president himself. After a day-long media freak-out, McChrystal is set to meet with the president at the White House tomorrow with Robert Gibbs having pointedly left the door open to the general losing his job. All this comes at a time when the Afghan war is not going particularly well.

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The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is found in Title 10, United States Code, Chapter 47, beginning with section 801. Article 88 is Title 10 U.S.C. section 888, and currently states–

“Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

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According to the law, General Stanley McChrystal needs to be court-martialed,  after either resigning his commission, or being fired by the Obama administration. And lets hope he packs up that shitty COIN strategy along with all his other baggage as he walks out the door.

3 Responses to “mccrystal must go”

  1. Uncle $cam Says:

    I smell something much much more than meets the eyes, gawd, my analogies am foul…lol However, this is one to watch. This is deeper than it looks.

  2. Uncle $cam Says:

    btw, here’s a few more things I should have mentioned to be aware of…

    WikiLeaks founder drops ‘mass spying’ hint
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    In an interview with the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent, Mr Assange said cryptically of WikiLeaks’ current project:

    “I can give an analogy. If there had been mass spying that had affected many, many people and organisations and the details of that mass spying were released then that is something that would reveal that the interests of many people had been abused.”

    He agreed it would be of the “calibre” of publishing information about the way the top secret Echelon system – the US-UK electronic spying network which eavesdrops on worldwide communications traffic – had been used.

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    as if we wern’t talking about this five years ago at the moon.

    Will totalitarianism make a comeback? io9 asked Zbigniew Brzezinski.

    Totalitarianism towered over the 20th century — a leader-focused, oppressive form of rule in which the individual was crushed. Now it seems to have receded as an ideal. But will it be back?

    Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project

    Court Affirms Ban on Aiding Groups Tied to Terror.”In a case pitting free speech against national security, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal law (PDF) that makes it a crime to provide ‘material support’ to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the help takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts.”

  3. Uncle $cam Says:

    Twain the Paine?… w/apologies to “Tom”. Or not….

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