This article I basically just posting to get other people's thoughts on the General McCrystal situation?
What do you think President Obama should do with him? Fire him or keep him on as the commander in Afghanistan?
From what I understand, he and his staff members did an interview with Rolling Stone magazine and said some disparaging things about President Obama.
On the one hand, I have to think he was only saying what he really felt about the President and he, as an American citizen, has the right to speak his mind. After all, even though he is in Afghanistan, he is still an American citizen and is protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment rights just like everyone else.
On the other hand, even though I terribly do not like the man and do not think he deserves to be the commander-in-chief of our armed services, he unfortunately currently is the President and is the General's boss.
Do you think General McCrystal was wrong in talking trash about the President? Aren't there a lot of people out there that talk trash about their boss when they don't like them? Course, the General is in the public eye and perhaps him talking smack about the President gives our country a little bit of a black eye considering that perhaps many will lose respect for us when they realize that our military commanders don't even respect their commander-in-chief.
Personally, I believe that a person running for the President of the United States should be required to have some sort of military experience but that's just me and that's a topic for another post.
In any case, what do you think? Should Obama fire him or should he forgive him and let him keep his job?