General McChrystal: “Not Much of a Difference Between the Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists”

It’s hard to say just how much American blood, the Rolling Stone General has on his hands. McChrystal was the Obama General who seemed to be running for office even on the battlefield, marketing himself as a hip cultural figure who supports Obama and listens to the right music.

McChrystal ran afoul of the left, which wanted a general’s scalp, even if it was a general who was on their side. McChrystal’s approach to disdaining the lives of American soldiers in order to win over Afghans was a bloody disaster. But now he’s back with a new book and an even more hard-core left-wing take on everything.

Not only does McChrystal feel the need to mouth off on gun control, “I think the balance between protecting people and protecting rights of individuals has to protect our children and our streets as well.  So I want a very serious conversation because to me the status quo is just not something I’m happy with.”

He’s also whining about drones.

“What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world,” he said in an interview.

McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a “perception of American arrogance that says, ‘Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.’”

And with that McChrystal has revealed his inner leftist. His views on the War on Terror are strictly Michael Moore stuff.

As part of al Qaeda, ‘people had the opportunity to make a difference, and that’s a powerful thing’, and in his view, there wasn’t ‘that much of a difference between the terrorists and the counter-terrorists.’ For him, both the CIA and the Base for Islamic Jihad give people the chance to be part of something greater than themselves.

How do you expect someone who sees no real difference between his side and Al Qaeda to contribute anything to the War on Terror?

  • JacksonPearson

    Thanks for serving, but;
    It'd be nice if some these professional military retirees, would just disappear.
    John McCain is way overdue, and Colin Powell come to mind to POOF, BE GONE!

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The Pentagon/top brass Generals have been infected by Obama's revolutionary group-think and that is NOT the way to bring America to victory.
    Alas, those who can't utter "Islamic terror" are incapable of winning the "war on terror". Cause & effect.
    As such, a patriot must speak up, they are duty bound, unlike those who are disgracefully leading the war effort , even though Pentagon top brass have tipped their hand – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/08/clash-of-civi

    BTW, Israel's top military brass are similarly infected. Knowing full well that a ticket to a top political post army career means leftism is a must, they too beat to PC mandates.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Gee

    “I think the balance between protecting people and protecting rights of individuals has to protect our children and our streets as well. So I want a very serious conversation because to me the status quo is just not something I’m happy with.” – Hum so 'protecting our children' is the goal.

    So instead of obeying the US Constitution – he wants to disarm Americans with a series of illegally laws. If one wants to restrict the rights of Americans they should push for a Constitutional Amendment, something the leftists are not willing to do, I have to wonder why?

    So to 'protecting our children' they might think about banning all Catholic priests for their massive abuse of children or perhaps to 'protecting our children' leftist might considering banning Islam for their violence against gay, Jews, women and other minorities – just because it is to 'protecting our children'. If they can violate the 2nd Amendment without any problem then they can't complain about violating parts of the 1st Amendment since the people won't be able to resist the government violating any Constitutional Right

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "“I think the balance between protecting people and protecting rights of individuals has to protect our children and our streets as well. So I want a very serious conversation because to me the status quo is just not something I’m happy with.” – Hum so 'protecting our children' is the goal. "

      As if the government does a better job protecting children than gun owners do. Who beleives that other than leftists?

  • Mary Sue

    How did a nut job like that guy even get into the military?! Under Clinton? Or is he a relic of the Carter years?

    Under his reasoning, there's also no difference between being in al quaeda, and being a journalist!

    • Gee

      He was a staff officer that never saw combat until he became a general.

  • JacksonPearson

    "McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a “perception of American arrogance that says, ‘Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.""

    Duh, it's called having an advantage over the people that want us dead. BTW, Gen. McChrystal, pass onto faux pres. Obama that our military are still riding horses, and using bayonets. A commander-in-chief have to know those little things.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Duh, it's called having an advantage over the people that want us dead."

      We know how much leftists hate when the US uses its superior strength. We can't have that. It might scare the Soviet Union, or lead to victory, or make some other retards cry.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "General McChrystal: “Not Much of a Difference Between the Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists”"

    In effectiveness? Whose fault is that?

  • Larry

    I hope the door hit him really hard in the arse on the way out.

  • Drakken

    The leftist infiltration of the Generals is complete, this will not end well.

  • Mr. Polly

    McChrystal is "whining about drones." So what is it, Mr. Greenfield, that appeals to you in slaughtering scores of civilians to get one possible terrorist?

    • tickletik

      Would it be OK if the "scores of civilians" were killed in a normal firefight or with a hellfire missile? Or would it be OK if the bomb dropped from a piloted aircraft?

      Obviously what a two faced little traitor like you wants is to encourage combatants to use women and children as human body shields by making it a workable tactic. Whats wrong fascist, not enough innocent people dying and being imprisoned to satisfy your blood lust?

      And we are expected to defend people like you.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Yeah, "civilians" with AK47s, rocket launchers and jihadi bandanas.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Yeah, "civilians" with AK47s, rocket launchers and jihadi bandanas."

      Even Arafat was an innocent civilian and child soldier who died a martyr. It just depends on who you ask because to many people, facts don't matter.

  • warren raymond

    Islam doesn't make any distinction between combatants and civilians.

    A Talib with a gun is an enemy. And an Afghan who hides his gun is no civilian. Got problems? Let allah sort them out!

  • SoCalMike

    Only an adoring class of false prophets/media can hide what a completely out-to-lunch uninformed misinformed nut job McChrystal is.
    THIS is what infects and infests the class of American generals???
    OMG…..

  • ziontruth

    The U.S. military has been Erdoganned.