2010-07-02 / Letters

Fire McChrystal

This letter was sent to President Obama, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Anthony Weiner.

Dear Editor,

General McChrystal’s recent interview with Rolling Stone was blunt, impolitic and rude. But McChrystal should not be fired from his job as head of the war in Afghanistan because of what he said. He should be fired because of what he did.

McChrystal’s plan to send more troops to Afghanistan, kill more insurgents and prop up the failed government currently in power is simply not working. And it won’t work — no matter what McChrystal or anyone else says.

The time has come to end this war and bring home our troops. We need to focus on our own economy and international aid projects that can rebuild trust in America around the world. You can help take a first step in this direction by firing Stan Mc- Chrystal and, more important, by firing his failed plan for the war.

Thank you.

DAVID M. QUINTANA

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