Friday, July 23, 2010

General McChrystal, a true LEADER

Army General Stanley McChrystal, formerly U.S. and NATO Commander in Afghanistan, retired today in a ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., presided over by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

While the circumstances of the conclusion of his military career are off-topic, we do note that he, as a LEADER, manned up and accepted his responsibility as Commander. No excuses. In so doing, he has continued to serve our nation and strengthen our military as an institution. In approving his retirement as a four-star general after serving less than three years, President Obama clearly recognized that General McChrystal did the right thing for America.

General (ret.) McChrystal deserves thanks and respect of all Americans for all that he has done to protect our country. We wish him and his family all the best.

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