This is huge, huge news. General David Petraeus is finally reforming the US Army from it’s fossilized cold war stance into a nimble asymmetrical warfare organization by promoting colonels to general officers based on merit and combat experience. Col. McMaster is only one on the list of new BG’s who have cut their teeth and shown extreme resourcefulness in asymmetrical warfare, but he’s one of my personal long-time heroes in this current war on terrorists (I read several millblogs, but I never ever comment there because I’m a pencil-neck civilian, even though my dad was a USAF colonel).
This is one tough hombre; one bad-ass mofo. Isn’t “McMaster” the coolest of all possible names for an American warrior? He’s not alone on the BG list either, which reads like forty yards of combat-hardened fucking barbed wire.
Now, if the shit-ass shyster-politicians – inferior scum, all – will just get the hell out of the way and let these guys do the jobs God created them to do, I’ll sleep perfectly well at night, thank you very mucking futch.