Now that President Obama has opted for a renewed commitment to a massive COIN effort in Aghanistan, it becomes imperative to replace the present ambassador with someone who believes in and who supported the Surge thinking of the Kagans, retired General Jack Keane, etc.
General McChrystal deserves the opportunity to form his own team made up of like minded true believers. He triumphed over the arguments of the present ambassador, and to keep the two of them there together would only lead to dissonance in the message of success that is bound to radiate from Kabul between now and July, 2011.
With Fred Kagan and Kimberly there at his side Stanley McChrystal would continue to receive the kind of advice that he appreciates. Some job can be created for Keane as well.
With the team in place, they should all be kept there until the "end state" that they are seeking is reached. pl