So McChrystal is out, just like that,
And Petraeus steps in to take his place;
Seems him and Obama got into a spat,
These events happened at a rapid pace.
Almost as if McChrystal wanted to leave,
He gave a interview criticizing Pres. Obama,
Perhaps preparing the way to get the heave --
A preplanned scenario executed with drama?
Whatever the case, we have a new one in charge
Of an unending war, sapping our strength and will;
I sincerely hope this person can achieve large
progress in dislodging the Taliban hidden in the hills.
Gen. Petraeus accomplished good results before in Iraq,
Hopefully he can do the same with the Afghanistan map.
(this is an unmetered elizabethan sonnet)