Gen Stanley McChrystal didn’t rise to his position in the Army by being an idiot. He had to know what would happen when he allowed himself and his staff to speak freely around a reporter, especially one writing for a publication like Rolling Stone.
So this explanation of “poor judgment” just doesn’t wash. Anyone over the age of 18 knows you don’t diss management when there’s a chance the boss will hear about it.
So the question then is why McChrystal felt compelled to sacrifice his career to let the world know how he feels about President Obama. Is the White House mismanaging the war that badly?
Or, as conservative pundit Byron York wrote yesterday, is McChrystal really just that arrogant?