In today's NY Times (Nov 22, 2009) here columnist Maureen Dowd wrote:
..."McChrystal and Gen. David Petraeus should have been giving their best advice to Obama — and airing their view against scaling down in Afghanistan — in confidence. Instead, McChrystal pushed his opinion in a speech in London, and Petraeus has discussed his feelings in private sessions with reporters. This creates a “Seven Days in May” syndrome, where the two generals are, in effect, lobbying against the president and undercutting him as he’s trying to make a painfully complex, life-and-death decision"...
On October 2, 2009 I referred to that movie "7 Days in May" on my blog here. I thought the general should have been fired for openly pressuring his commander-in-chief showing great disrespect. I am glad Ms Dowd is edging closer to that position.
Ms Dowd, welcome to the "Fire Gen. McChrystal" Fan Club. Better later than never.