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What Sort of Punishment Will Gen. Stanley McChrystal Enjoy For Slamming Obama?

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?

By:           John Rogers
On:           Jun 22, 2010
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  • 20 Comments
    • Donald
      Donald

      Punishment? I believe it is called forced retirement.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      Wow I don’t even know what to say about anyone dumb enough to make comments like that about the president in a magazine.

      And to call something “fucking gay”…how old is he 12?

      Jun 22, 2010 at 11:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      He will “retire” and then take his place at a DC thinktank doing some sort of national security work and then he will sit on some boards of some defense contractors and then collect LOTS of money.

      This is nothing.

      Pish posh, silly gays.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 11:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Republican
      Republican

      No one who has kissed enough ass to make it up the ranks like McChrystal has is dumb enough to do this with the belief that it will not be all over the press. He did this for a reason. Future political aspirations, perhaps?

      Jun 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      FIRE HIM. If Obama doesn’t fire McChrystal immediately, I’ve had it with him.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      I agree with #4 & #5.

      It is hard to see him being stupid enough to say such things but since he did, forget forced retirement. In almost any other venue where this would occur, one gets fired and DOES NOT get a pension check.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Demote him so he eventually works under the first openly gay general, that’s a fitting punishment.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brutus
      Brutus

      Fire him because he said something bad about the President?

      Yeah, that’s American.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12)
      DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12)

      This is another one of those situations where we have to decide what’s more important… is he doing the job he was appointed to do, and if so, does that mean he loses all free speech rights?

      Read the article from Rolling Stone, I’m more concerned for the ground troops than what he may have said about Obama, Biden and Gates.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      @Brutus: When you sign up for the military one of the freedoms you give up is to say disparaging and embarrasing things about your superiors.

      It is not un-American. The General knew what he was doing and he knew the consequences.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter
      Baxter

      @Brutus: Actually, it is American. In America, the president is the head of the military. Thus when a general goes to the press to bash said president it is called insubordination. General MacArthur lost his job for making far less offensive criticisms of Harry Truman.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      @Brutus: You’re not very bright, are you?

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      keep him around for a bit. let him take the fall the stupid surge stretegy in a bit. let him resign then, pin the failure on him, and most importantly, GTFO of Afghanistan!

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SSCHIEFRSHA
      SSCHIEFRSHA

      “What Sort of Punishment Will Gen. Stanley McChrystal Enjoy For Slamming Obama?”

      I’d rather toast in his honor.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter
      Baxter

      @SSCHIEFRSHA: I don’t disagree with what McChrystal said for the most part, but he’s clearly in the wrong here and deserves to be fired. If you start allowing people in the military to publicly trash their superiors, the whole chain of command collapses.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SSCHIEFRSHA
      SSCHIEFRSHA

      @Baxter: C’mon, McChrystal’s only fault was that he thought he could loosen up with RS magazine, a magazine he didn’t know also has highly politicized agenda. Right now he’s a rock star and must be treated as such. Give him whatever he feels he needs necessary for the accomplishment of the desired outcome to the Muslim Question. Let the man fight the war with a clear mind without the bureaucratic nonsense of government. It goes against the laws of warfare to interfere with the General[in ANYWAY]–Sun Tzu will be most displeased.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      The joker is gone–offered his resignation. :)

      “…a magazine he didn’t know also has highly politicized agenda.”

      And that would make him a fucking moron in addition to being guilty of insubordination. Good riddance if this guy is running things in that quagmire. If he doesn’t know the political slants of well-established magazines in the US, he’s supposed to be successfully heading counter-insurgency? Oy vey.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lanjier
      Lanjier

      Obama better fire his ass, pronto. And he has some nerve fucking up the war in Afghanistan and then acting as if he is some brilliant military leader. Fuck off, conserva-cunt.

      Jun 23, 2010 at 8:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      @Lanjier: Seriously. The guy is running the longest war in US history with the best military and he can’t even beat some raggedy-ass cave dwellers.

      Jun 23, 2010 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy
      Billy

      Can you say “pink” slip LMAO

      Jun 24, 2010 at 1:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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