McChrystal to the woodshed
POSTED: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 5:55pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 6:47am
If you write or follow politics at all, you know this past year and a half has been anything but boring.
I've never seen so much grist for the mill.
And now the latest.
The top general in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, spills the beans about the commander in chief to Rolling Stone magazine.
Now Rolling Stone has come a long way from its hippie roots.
But what does an American general think he is doing talking to Rolling Stone, especially being critical of this president.
Knock me over with a feather. McChrystal said when he met with the president that the president seemed uninformed and distant.
Really...a lot like the oil spill crises.
The article says McChrystal and some of his senior advisers are quoted speaking derisively of top administration officials, often in sharply flippant terms.
An anonymous McChrystal aide is quoted as calling National Security Adviser James L. Jones a "clown," who remains "stuck in 1985."
The story also features an exchange in which McChrystal and some of his aides appear to mock Vice President Biden.
And now McChrystal is being summoned to the White House.
And he should be summarily fired.
Obama is the commander and chief.
Maybe the general can go and spend the rest of his career in Alaska.