’s compelling photo essay

[CAJ Note: Rather than attempting to duplicate the powerful work blogger “jlynnr” at has done this week with a series of photographs, we will simply refer you to the site. Whether or not you support the war in Afghanistan, or in Iraq, you can see for yourselves what we mean.]

Obama vs. McChrystal: Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It?
Posted by jlynnr
Tuesday, October 6th


So, here’s the rub from the UK Telegraph:

In London, Gen McChrystal, who heads the 68,000 US troops in Afghanistan as well as the 100,000 Nato forces, flatly rejected proposals to switch to a strategy more reliant on drone missile strikes and special forces operations against al-Qaeda.

He told the Institute of International and Strategic Studies that the formula, which is favoured by Vice-President Joe Biden, would lead to “Chaos-istan”.

When asked whether he would support it, he said: “The short answer is: No.”

He went on to say: “Waiting does not prolong a favorable outcome. This effort will not remain winnable indefinitely, and nor will public support.”

Apparently McChrystal pulling rank on Obama didn’t go over so well with the talking heads at the White House.

…May I present Barack Obama and General McChrystal

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