One of the few people in his administration who seemed to really believe a terrorist free pro-American government could eventually be formed in Afghanistan has just been fired. Firing McChrystal has opened an enormous can of worms for the president. General Petraeus is not a permanent solution. It’s like bringing Michael Jordan out of retirement at age 44. Every aspect of the war will now be brought into question. The “can’t we all just get along” instincts of the president on foreign policy have been unmasked as the joke it always was. At the very least, the freaks in Iran and North Korea have made that abundantly clear. He is neither respected nor feared.
The left has already begun the mockery due to his handling of the Gulf BP oil spill. Obama’s domestic policies also have not been successful and are being perceived correctly as making things worse. He is no longer given the benefit of the doubt. All the magic is gone and he is being exposed as being out of his depth. He is a textbook “color by numbers” sophomoric socialist—-or whatever the politically correct word is these days for central planning and control. But at least he didn’t have the media hammering on him about Afghanistan.
That is about to change. His support numbers, as low as they are today, will soon be going even lower.