In Brief: Things That Matter More Than Gen. McChrystal's Drunken Contempt of the President:
No matter what President Obama does to Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the reckless bastard should be fired. That was juvenile nonsense in the Rolling Stone article - name-calling and backroom nutslapping. It's surprising that McChrystal didn't order his aides to perform a sketch where one of them in blackface and gag ears had to give blow jobs to all the white-faced ones.
But if there's one good thing to come from the exposure of this hubris-filled failure of a general, it's that, for a few minutes, people are giving a shit about Afghanistan. So there's a little more going on than Stan thinking someone's a wimp:
1. We're funding the Taliban: "A criminal investigation has begun into allegations that the US may be unintentionally financing the Afghan Taliban through logistics contracts in the country. According to a US military document, as much as $4m per week in US taxpayers' money could be ending up in the hands of the Taliban...The payments reportedly reach the Taliban through a $2.1bn Pentagon contract to transport food, water, fuel and ammunition to American troops stationed at bases across Afghanistan."
2. There's gonna be a surge on the surge: "The report comes as the U.S. military is deploying an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan this summer in an effort to quell a rebounding insurgency."
3. Ten NATO troops were killed.
4. The Taliban continues to attack Pakistan. "Afghan Taliban says it has captured dozens of Pakistani soldiers following an attack on their checkpoint during a cross-border raid."
When we decide to actually act on getting the fuck out of Afghanistan as it becomes the madhouse it is going to become no matter what we do, then we can give a damn who's a wimp and who has balls.