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Firing A General Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Generals sometimes become presidents.

Our nation’s first president became a full general posthumously. Eleven other generals rose to the rank of commander-in-chief. So I don’t have a problem with General Stanley McChrystal’s career aspirations if he is interested in making a run for the presidency in 2012 or 2016. But until he becomes the commander-in-chief, he needs to act like a soldier, which means he needs to quit giving interviews and take his orders from his commanding officer the same way he expects the troops to follow his lead.

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