I have only heard about the whole dust up on the radio. from what I get, the general was either not very smart about letting such comments be told to the media or, he was creating an 'out' for himself to make sure he got to say what was on his mind before going out the door. The more I hear lately, the more I think it was the latter.
In terms of fighting 'wars' this country has been playing games with soldiers lives for a long time.
War is killing. Plain and simple. That's how the people our soldiers are fighting it, but for some reason, instead of taking strong action, we seem to be playing a political game and wasting the lives of good people.
besides, religious zealots are not soldiers, they are murderers. There is no honor in attacking women and children, un-armed people and sneaking in to kill anyone around and yourself so you can't be captured..
I don't care if they are muslim zealots or christian zealots or any other religion, they always end up taking the same cowardly methods to kill people who don't want to follow the insanity of their religions.
It looks like Obama wants to keep playing the same political games that the politicians preceding him play ( the only change I see him making is raising the stakes of the games, otherwise, just another snake in the grass politician.