McChrystal and Rodriguez are close friends. They have both been in Washington for more than a year. And Geoff Morrell, Gates' press secretary, said in a phone interview this afternoon that they're both "champing at the bit" to get back on the front lines. "They're rested and raring to go," he said. "They understand the strategy. They're determined to win. They will do what is necessary to win."
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I'm happy that bold action was taken and a general that wasn't producing was relieved. Hopefully, McChrystal and Rodriguez will succeed...but will doing what is necessary to win at the flag officer level (or at any level) be enough when there have never been enough troops in Afghanistan to "succeed."