Anyone who reads this blog knows I'm not a big fan of the President. With a decent mandate, he's squandered his first year and a half in office. Don't say he passed Health Care, because none of us, including the President, really knows what's in the law. Don't get me started on baseball.
My Old Man (that's truly a term of endearment) always talked about the chain-of-command. He did a lot of things he didn't agree with. But he said, "you take orders and you don't embarrass the Boss."
General Stanley McChrystal has apologized for his intemperate remarks to Rolling Stone.
If the President doesn't fire him, he'll be perceived as weak. If he does pull a Harry Truman on Douglas MacArthur, he'll be criticized.
It's not going to be enough for the General to lose a star
The meeting in the Oval Office, I think it will go something like this:
The President enters the room, McChrystal stands up. The President says, "Please, sit. I've been looking for some ass to kick so, YOU'RE FIRED."