General McCrystal is known as a man not given to foolish blanishments or political banter. He is plainly spoken and, he’s obviously frustrated with the unqualified buffoons who are giving him orders from the White House. He gave an interview to Rolling Stone Magazine, knowing that they’d run with it. Other parts of the mainstream/state run media might not have. So, one may say that McCrystal chose well, when he picked Rolling Stone.
“We ran everything by them in the fact checking process as we always do,” the Rolling Stone editor said. “They had a sense of what was coming and it was all on the record and they spent a lot of time with our reporter so I think they knew that they had said it.”
The people who run the United States are not qualified to run a doughnut shop (not McCrystal’s words, but mine). McCrystal and his staff are some of the best professional officers our military has ever produced. To put them under the aegis of Vice President Joe (Slow Joe) Biden, National Security Advisor Jim (Clown) Jones and others must be something that they’re simply fed up with.
After the interview was published, and McCrystal got his message out, he apologized:
“I extend my sincerest apology for this profile. It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened. Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard. I have enormous respect and admiration for President Obama and his national security team, and for the civilian leaders and troops fighting this war and I remain committed to ensuring its successful outcome.” —General Stanley McCrystal, 6/22/2010
I agree with your assessment. Since you were in the military I am going to ask a question: As long as General McChrystal follows the President's orders is it wrong, or against military policy, to criticize the President?
I do think that General McCrystal has got a lot of balls to actually say what he feels about the incompetence of this administration , even if he was forced to apologize.
Yes, it's wrong to criticize the commander-in-chief, even a corrupt fool like barack hussein obama.
I think that General McCrystal, at his wits end, thought of the soldiers fighting and dying there that barack hussein obama could care less about. He made the call to violate orders and explain how he felt to a reporter who would get the story out. He wants people do understand that the obama regime is mismanaging the war.
A mismanaged war means lives will be thrown away based on a political whim.
The name General MacArthur comes to mind.
Odie- Even though McCrystal is a Democrat, might he run as a Republican in the next election cycle?
The very worst thing that could happen to the obama regime would be for McCrystal to "retire" from the US Military and become a Fox News Pundit.
I'm getting an urge to pop some popcorn.
It would be entertaining if our soldier's lives were not put at risk by Obama's foolishness.
He could also tell the obama-lama that firing him would leave him open to REALLY talk to the press.
I agree with your assessment too.
The General was so frustrated with dealing with
morons, he had to get the story out there, consequences be dammed.
He actually cares about the lives of our Soldiers, unlike the unqualified kenyan, who is not qualified to run a lemonade stand, let alone a donut shop!
Should obama, et al, decide to run the above mentioned donut shot, I should think there would be problems. The shop would be overstaffed, to an extent that it would lead to over crowding and cross-job interference. There would be more discussion that batter missing. Someone would run off with the sugar.
There would be many, many – armed and donutless – police officers clogging up the parking lot.
These and other factors tend to indicate LL's illustration to be a correct one.
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