|Gen. Stanley McChrystal|
While Gen. McChrystal's comment that there was no one in the room who could beat him up, or:
"I'd rather have my ass kicked by a roomful of people than go out to this dinner. Unfortunately, no one in this room could do it."
..made the press, there's more that didn't, until now. This is what else McChrystal's aide said after the writer Michael Hastings asked "Who's he going to dinner with?" The McChrystal aide says "Some French minister. It's fucking gay."
Hastings says McChrystal's staff consists of "a handpicked collection of killers, spies, geniuses, patriots, political operators and outright maniacs."
Overall, the article paints a picture of a man who's every bit the schoolyard bully portrayed in this space and shows that he was trying, but failed, to bully President Obama. (It also confirms my system dynamics blog post from Saturday.)
President Obama made the right move in ousting Gen. Stanley McChrystal. McChrystal was toxic; that's the view this space gains from The Rolling Stone.