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In following the General Stanley McChrystal fiasco, I can’t help but make the comparison to the movie, A Few Good Men. There is no Tom Cruise or Jack Nicholson. There is no court room scene or soldiers on trial. But there is a sequel like resemblance to some of the events to that of the original movie.

With President Obama coming down hard on insubordination, it is akin to the presiding judge in the movie sort of saying "I’m Commander-in-Chief and I believe I’ve earned it". You also have rogue General McChrystal whose diatribe to Rolling Stone Magazine sounds a bit like "You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth".

The ending is kind of the same as in the movie too with the career of an outstanding soldier crashing down in public shame because he felt the regular rules didn’t apply to him.

Do you see the similarities? I can’t help but wonder if in this version of the movie, would Demi Moore play Sarah Palin?

Originally posted to bbatson27 on Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 06:47 AM PDT.

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  •  sorry - that's quite a stretch..... (0+ / 0-)

    Officers don't drink and blab with reporters and complain about their civilian team.  Consequences befall those who do.  Good soldier or not, he dissed his team, and his commander.  I'm more likely to see the General as the man who covered up the friendly fire death of one of his troops (Tillman) and is finally getting some small degree of punishment for that "crime."

    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK

    by moose67 on Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 07:20:53 AM PDT

    •  moose67: GOOD officers don't, actually, and (0+ / 0-)

      while McChrystal might've been a fine officer in his own right, the remarks his staff made indicate a culture of insubordination and indiscipline that could not be tolerated.

      His work to cover up the facts re: Tillman is but a symptom of the disease -- insider "masters of the universe" thinking that, from Enron to Goldman Sachs to Worldcom to BP, is destroying our nation from the inside.

      Texas is NO Bush League! LBJ, Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 10:00:20 AM PDT

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