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Obama tabs McChrystal to head new advisory panel

The headline:  McChrystal to oversee White House initiative

The link:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110411/ap_on_re_us/us_michelle_obama_mcchrystal

The summary:  General Stanley McChrystal, who has unceremoniously dumped as the top commander in Afghanistan has a new job at the White House leading an initiative to support military families.

The reaction:  Well this is a curious little turn of events.  President Obama drops McChrystal as the head of operations in Afghanistan and about a year later turns around to hire him to lead a White House advisory board.

McChrystal is a decorated war veteran and his expertise can be beneficial on many fronts including the treatment of military families so he is certainly well qualified for the job.  It just seems like the phone call inviting him to participate had to be at least a little uncomfortable.

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