Given the president's decision to start aggressively covering up the torture policies of his predecessors and thereby owning them, Obama's pick as head of his - and it now truly is his - war in Afghanistan is interesting. He's praised to the skies by Dick Cheney:
"The decision to send Stan McChrystal...is a good one," Cheney told Cavuto. "I think the choice is excellent. I think you'd be hard put to find anyone better than Stan McChrystal."
Kelly Vlahos notes:
But what the blogs have been talking about at length and what the mainstreamers seem to be afraid to acknowledge, is that McChrystal can be placed at the very center of the controversy the Obama Administration is now wrestling with and Cheney seeks to defend: the torture and abuse sanctioned and delegated from the top of battlefield detainees throughout the GWOT theater under President Bush. It doesn’t take long to click through and read in-depth accounts of the goings-on under McChrystal’s special operations command in The Atlantic (May 2007) and Esquire (August 2006)
Just keep on walking, guys. He's a genius! And no body-fat! Torture? La-la-la-la-la I can't hear you!