The four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who’s leading the troops in Afghanistan, is heading to Washington to explain to President Obama why he all up and dissed him in a Rolling Stone story. Sec. Gates and Adm. Mullen aren’t thrilled about the piece either, since McChrystal is quoted slamming Obama, Biden, and a bunch of senior officials, which is sort of a no-no?
Among the pullquotes McChrystal already regrets is one his aide delivered about Obama having dinner with “some French minister. It’s fucking gay.” And then there’s the one describing Obama as “uncomfortable and intimidated” when meeting with military officials his first week in office.
It’s one thing to disagree with your commander-in-chief in private. But in the pages of a national magazine? And, anecdotally speaking, how much trust should we have in a general who doesn’t know one iota about staying out of trouble?