A Rolling Stone writer visited Afghanistan, and it turns out that the military brass running the US operations there expressed frustrations with Obama and others at the top. Now General McChrystal has been “summoned” to the White House:

McChrystal has been instructed to fly from Kabul to Washington today to attend Obama’s regular monthly security team meeting tomorrow at the White House.

An administration official says McChrystal was asked to attend in person rather than by secure video teleconference, “where he will have to explain to the Pentagon and the commander in chief his quotes about his colleagues in the piece.”

Finally an ass to kick!

Geez… the only guy who hasn’t been yachting or golfing or singing Hey, Jude in the last couple of months is all of a sudden the focus of controversy? Though nobody at the White House would ever admit it, I’m guessing this is a welcome distraction.

So, what did McChrystal say to the Rolling Stone writer? Among the alleged statements:

McChrystal described his first meeting with Obama as disappointing and said that Obama was unprepared for the meeting.

National Security Advisor Jim Jones is described by a McChrystal aide as a “clown” stuck in 1985.

Others aides joked about Biden’s last name as sounding like “Bite me” since Biden opposed the surge.

McChrystal’s disenchantment with Obama was clear quite a while ago, after the General said he’d only spoken to Obama once briefly in 70 days since taking over command in Afghanistan (maybe the prez mistook him for the BP CEO).

And the coup de grâce:

The article claims McChrystal has seized control of the war “by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House.”

Ouch.

Talking heads on the left, among others, are saying that McChrystal should be canned for insubordination. Maybe so, but if Bush was still in the Oval Office, those same people would at this very moment be organizing a ticker-tape parade in McChrystal’s honor.

McChrystal’s mistake was that he talked to somebody from Rolling Stone. If he wanted to say his piece without the chance that anybody at the White House would ever read it, he should have written it down on the Constitution.

Comments

12 Responses to “‘Have You Plugged McChrystal’s Piehole Yet, Daddy?’”

  1. Dandapani on June 22nd, 2010 2:27 pm

    I LOLed! at the title: ‘Have You Plugged McChrystal’s Piehole Yet, Daddy?’

  2. nannykins on June 22nd, 2010 2:28 pm

    Finally we have someone with the cajones to tell it like it is with this bunch of high school wannabe the big man on campus bunch – and now he is probably going to get canned or find out you don't mess with Chicago thugs.

  3. riograndevalleygirl on June 22nd, 2010 2:49 pm

    Now we'll see what Obama is made of.

    I predict the little princess will not be able to get over his wounded ego and will sack the invaluable McChrystal. Obama isn't smart enough to avoid the trap.

  4. Sanddog on June 22nd, 2010 3:32 pm

    McChrystal screwed up. You don't whine to Rolling Stone about your boss and the idiots he's chosen to surround himself with. If you've got a problem with your CIC, you resign in protest and THEN write your op-eds and hit the talk show circuit.

  5. Mark1957 on June 22nd, 2010 2:15 pm

    Obama should resign for being insubordinate to the American people since day one, so if McChrystal has to resign, so should Obama !!!
    McChrystal should take this opportunity to have a Patton moment and slap the $hit out of the Boy-King.

  6. Byron Dickens on June 22nd, 2010 4:50 pm

    Barry is such a pathetic looser, unable to stand the slightest criticism. He is totally unfit to be the Commander-in-Chief and McChrystal knows it.

    Barry the O is more like the pansy in chief. He was probably so reluctant to meet with McChrystal initially because he didn't want the general to see him wetting his pants when a real man tols him what-for.

  7. nannykins on June 22nd, 2010 4:52 pm

    Ditto on that one

  8. nannykins on June 22nd, 2010 4:53 pm

    Baffles me why McChrystal admitted voting for him. I would be too embarrased to admit that.

  9. riograndevalleygirl on June 22nd, 2010 4:53 pm

    McChrystal has had it. This is not a blunder on his part. This man does NOT make strategic errors. He didn't just suddenly lose his mind and start flapping his gums at a liberal media reporter.

    Nope…McChrystal is fed up with the Obama obsession with the politics of deadlines which undermines the mission in Afghanistan… and McChrystal is just done. He wants out and on his way out, he's going to expose Obama's incompetence and self-interest.

    It's a nice little trap. If Obama forces McChrystal's resignation, he will look like a thin-skinned, egotistical little girl. And every time something goes wrong in Afghanistan, the blame will be attributed to the Obama decision to get rid of a highly competent, anti-terror war strategist. It won't matter if it is true or not.

    But the only other option is for Obama to 'eat it', appear desperate….and let McChrystal stay.

    Either way, the public questions the Obama Administration's abilities in prosecuting this war.

    Nice trap. Me likey.

  10. Byron Dickens on June 22nd, 2010 9:31 pm

    McChrystal knew what he was doing and likely calculated it in advance. One doesn't get four stars by being an idiot.

    It is brilliant. No matter what Princess Barry does, he will look like a sissy little girl.

  11. OK_Loyalist on June 22nd, 2010 8:16 pm

    This just coming up on Drudge (w/o story yet) …

    FLASH: According to an unnamed source 'Gen. McChrystal has submitted his resignation' – Joe Klein on Rick Sanchez, CNN… Developing…

    Edit: Story now up !

  12. marijack on June 23rd, 2010 4:46 pm

    Valleygirl, You are right on the money. McChrystal has taken away the regime's ability to trash him for anything that goes wrong in the Afghan war, present or future. He has already placed the blame where it belongs, with the calculating and incompetent members of the Obama administration. The restrictions placed on our military by these misguided folks have put our troops in grave danger and condemn their efforts to certain failure. McChrystal wants to be fired! Then he can't be labeled a quitter and Obama will lose the only war he knows how to wage, the great "War of Words". If McChrystal is retained, the power shifts to him, and he will get what he needs to wage the real war properly.

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