Straight Shooting

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Obama’s man in Afghanistan has made an astonishing admission. In a comment on American checkpoints, General Stanley McChrystal said: “We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat” (New York Times, March 27, 2010).

Now, if the general would take the next logical step from this continuing record of failure and call for U.S. withdrawal from the Afghan disaster, he might actually go down as a true hero in the annals of military history.

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