Genius General in trouble
Image via WikipediaMcChrystal in trouble for unguarded comments.
There are Great American Generals who have also
gotten into trouble with the press.
General Patton was a major element in shorting
WWII, and had numerous problems.
Not everyone in uniform is easily replaceable.
And the pressure cooker of Battle Field Command
takes a toll on civility and Combat commanders understand
blowing off steam, doing so in a unguarded situation
with trusted friends can be dangerous, even if
it is just a method to release pressure, with nothing
intended beyond mental stress release, a release valve.
In combat it often happens a subordinate will confront a superior
officer and blow off some steam, it helps keep heads on straight
where errors could lead to deaths. Orders are still followed,
respect maintained , and missions completed in an enviroment
of unbelievable stress and pressure and death.
Officers understand the phenom and use it as one
of their leadership skills.
Civilians often miss the pressure cooker of life
and death decisions , and may attribute to much
importance to something that is just a pressure release situation.
Some times a joke is just a private joke, among suspected
friends, we have all joked in private, said something
we didn't necessarily mean but just because it was funny
and had a small grain of truth.
Should you sack your star player for blowing off
steam over some small jokes among suspected friends
over a extended period of time?
McChrystal should be more careful in the future.
But US needs him.
WOW, just WOW
The person that knows the Afghan
stratagem the best was just fired.
Internet Anthropologist Think Tank: McChrystal fired, mystery continues.
Oby has a secret weapon, he has too.