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The McChrystal Saga: Call It Epic Stupidity

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Stanley McChrystal, As hot as a pistol, As tough as old leather -- As dumb as a post.

General With the Runaway Mouth

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hughes

What is baffling is that McChrystal didn't provide one substantive reason for his contempt of civilian leadership and, if anything, it's we who should have contempt for Obama for trusting McChrystal in the first place.

Why We Know What McChrystal Said

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

We only got to read about McChrystal & Co's imprudence because the RS reporter was a freelancer, not a Pentagon beat reporter desirous of maintaining his relationship with an important source.

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Mocks Media Reaction To Michael Hastings' Ability To Do Actual Journalism (VIDEO) [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've watched several news anchors slap themselves silly in stunned befuddlement over Rolling Stone's coup. I sort of wondered why the traditional media couldn't have done more, with all of their access!

Adam Lambert Ushers in the Era of 'Papa GaGa' in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

While Idol winner Kris Allen struggles remain relevant and standout in the industry, Lambert has easily made the transition quite easily from contestant to pop star.

Shadow Elite: McChrystal, Through the Looking Glass

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

Over the past couple of decades, power brokers within the military increasingly have been subverting established official procedures, bucking authority, and exploiting ambiguity.

McChrystal: Right Man, Wrong Mission

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama had something much more conventional in mind: Nation-building, like we tried in Vietnam, cast in the guise of counter-insurgency. McChrystal embraced it. Who knows what he really thought?

McChrystal's Top Aide: We Can't 'Win' in Afghanistan

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

While Washington soaks up the outcome of this showdown, the more important story is that even McChrystal, the Afghanistan war's point man and chief proponent, has been harboring doubts about the feasibility of the mission.

Afghans 'Relieved' At Obama's Choice Of Gen. Petraeus

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials expressed relief at the choice of Gen. David Petraeus to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. a...

WATCH: President Obama's Statement On Gen. McChrystal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

General McChrystal's resignation was accepted, President Obama announced Wednesday during a statement in the White House Rose Garden. Obama told ...

3 Things You Missed in Rolling Stone's McChrystal Profile

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Unfortunately, President Obama missed an opportunity today to not only replace an out-of-control general but an out-of-control and failing strategy in...

Blabbers Remorse, White Entitlement, and General Stanley McChrystal's Ego

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Molly Secours

It is difficult to imagine McCrystal's words don't belong to a jacked up first semester frat boy who has discovered what his new status affords and suffers from the delusion that his 'winning streak' will never end.

McChrystal's Folly

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

By the end of the day, the career of General Stanley McChrystal will be over. If not, President Obama will be sowing the seeds of even more confusion and disagreement over his policy in Afghanistan than he has had until now.

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Editor Surprised It Became 'Story Of The Day' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I imagine that Rolling Stone now understands that the White House will respond very quickly the next time the commander in charge of our controversial war puts the entire operation in jeopardy over some ill-advised sass talk.

Catching Up on Afghanistan

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Even with all this, the IEDs, al Qaeda and the suicide bombers and the revelation of General McChrystal's character deficiencies, I still think we have to stick it out in Afghanistan.

Stanley McChrystal Relieved Of Command: Obama Ousts General

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a seismic shift for the military order in wartime, ...

Memo to Obama: Dismiss McChrystal II

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

In order to maintain the chain of command over the armed services as well as within your administration, it would be foolish to retain the services of General Stanley McChrystal.

McChrystal Relieved Of Command, Petraeus Tapped To Lead Afghan War

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama has accepted Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resi...

From Great Man to Great Screwup: Behind the McChrystal Uproar

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Though Petraeus will take over as general in Afghanistan, the U.S. war effort will continue its carnage and futility.

Stanley McChrystal Bio: Top U.S. General In Afghanistan Spoke Up One Too Many Times

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Known for his blunt and uncompromising instincts, Gen. Stanley McChrystal spoke his mind once too often. The commander of U.S. mil...

General Discharge

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

One hopes that Obama now responds to the serious concerns the Rolling Stone article raises about his failed policy and not merely to the barbs from the general he once so admired.

Crossing the Rubicon with Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Jeff Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schneider

It is infuriating that for the second time in a year McChrystal has fundamentally challenged the authority of both the SecDef and POTUS in a very public way.

General McChrystal Offers To Resign, According To Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Gen. Stanley McChrystal has offered to resign his position in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone interview, according to Time magazine's J...

McChrystal Profile Author: General's Decision To Talk To Me Showed 'Recklessness'

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Hastings, who wrote the profile of General Stanley McChrystal for Rolling Stone, said today that he wasn't quite sure why the general gave him...

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Mag Fails To Capitalize On Its Own Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this morning, Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates took note of the dismissal of the civilian press aide who set up the interview between...