It's remarkable that it took the firing of General McChrystal to hear again from Mr. Obama, for the first time in months, why he is committed to the war. Mr. Obama said yesterday that no one individual is indispensable in war, but if any single person is, it is a President. Mr. Obama too often gives the impression of a leader asking, "Won't someone rid me of this damn war?"Read the whole thing, actually.
As for the McChrystal public relations faceplant, NOBODY came out smelling like roses. And apparently it's up to Petraeus to ride to the rescue ... AGAIN.