A little subtext?posted by The Vidiot @ 7:34 AM Permalink Two things struck me as odd this week.
First was the whole McChrystal-to-Petraeus thing. Why on earth would McChrystal say all that stuff to a freakin' Rolling Stone journalist knowing full well it was going to get printed and talked about?
Here's my theory: that there is some extreme dissatisfaction in the military with regards to Obama and Biden. Like to the point where, in any other country, they'd be planning and executing a coupe by now. What if McChrystal threw himself on a sword to send a message to the administration that the military is pissed and the Obama administration had better get their act together.
Just a thought. (Bill, please chime in on this one 'cause I know very little about the military and if such a scenario is possible.)
Second, and a little more obvious, when Obama issued the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf, big oil acted all pissed and all the little liberals went "Yay! Obama!" and everyone seemed fine. I mean, who doesn't want to put big oil in their place? Then the southern judge said, "No, uh-uh, state's rights, bee-yatch" and put the kibosh on the moratorium. How did that little drama benefit anybody?
Well, I'll tell you. By issuing the moratorium, Obama appeared to be doing the will of the people though he knew full well that it would get overturned in the southern court. Getting it overturned makes big oil happy, and politicians love it when big oil is happy. It's a win-win. The oilmen can continue to drill, and Obama comes out looking like he tried to do something.
Just a little food for thought.
Now, if you'll excuse me, Teen Vidiot went back to Louisiana to spend the summer with his mom and I have about eight loads of laundry to get to, my effort to purge the house of his adolescent stank. My word! Teen-aged boys are stanky.
UPDATE: I was just listening to the WRH radio show from last night and I'm not the only one who thinks McChrystal threw himself on a sword. The guy who called in thought it was because McChrystal is against the upcoming war with Iran and went off because of that OR he was set up because of his opposition to that upcoming war.