Who were they expecting? Mr. Rogers?

High-value-target hunter takes on Afghan war

Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the former Special Operations chief who is President Obama’s new choice to lead the war in Afghanistan, rose to military prominence because of his single-minded success in a narrow but critical mission: manhunting.

There seems to be a lot of confusion over this.

“People will ask, what message are we sending when our high-value-target hunter is sent to lead in Afghanistan?” said a senior military officer at the Pentagon, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

I hope the message is “if you’re a high value target your days might be numbered.”

Sure, there’s a lot more to this all than just killing bad guys. But killing bad guys, particularly the upper management, is a key to making the other approaches work.


  1. Kevin,

    Actually you might be gramatically correct but I kinda prefer:

    I hope the message is: If you’re a high value target you be a dead Mutha F****r!

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