Obama 1 vs McChrystal 0 .... Obama had no choice in removing General Sandy McChrystal from his post. McChrystal executed a McArthur in his criticism of the political establishment (no matter how true). You don't dump on your Commander in Chief and expect to get away with it. Our son (who is in Afghanistan with the UK forces) was on the staff of General David Petraeus a couple of years ago in Iraq. He has respect for Petraeus as a soldier and a commander.
Rudd 0 vs Gillard 1 .... sez it all. Rolled during his first term. Ironic that Rudd came to power riding the mantra that his leadership transcended factional support with many seeing this as a positive. Now those factions, both Left and Right, have combined to force him out Watch Gillard move to reintroduce an ETS and relax moves to tighten Aust borders against asylum seekers. You heard it first.
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