Please read the article at the link, which is as valid today as when it was published in 2009, especially the final paragraph. Keep it in mind during the current media blitz to redeem, revise and resurrect the image of Stanley McChrystal. He has the blood of many courageous Americans on his hands.
"The American military is like a finely crafted sword. To be effective, it must be wielded by a discerning, skilled and merciless hand."