It seems Col. Kurtz and his crew have lost their damned minds:
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was summoned to Washington for a White House meeting after apologizing Tuesday for flippant and dismissive remarks about top Obama administration officials involved in Afghanistan policy.
The remarks in an article in this week’s in Rolling Stone magazine are certain to increase tension between the White House and Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal.
The profile of McChrystal, , titled the “Runaway General,” also raises fresh questions about the judgment and leadership style of the commander Obama appointed last year in an effort to turn around a worsening conflict.
Apparently the list of people trashed include Biden, Eikenberry, and Jones. You have to question Mcchrystal’s judgment about everything after this nonsense, andI would bet Gates is doing a slow burn in his office right now. I think Laura Rozen might be on to something here:
One early thought: does he want to get fired for insubordination before his strategy is shown to fail?
Also, speaking of neo-cockroaches, look who turns up in the Politico’s edition of events:
But analysts who are close to the situation and know McChrystal well believe that while the remarks were wrong, it would be a bigger mistake to let McChrystal go at such a critical time in the war.
“He made a big mistake, but he is a fantastic general, and not only that but a modest man who is respectful of others,” says Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at Brookings.
“That makes these comments even more uncharacteristic and unfortunate,” he said. “We need him, and Ambassador Eikenberry, for this effort, and I am confident knowing both men well that they can put these issues behind them for the greater good.”
Why is anyone in the world paying so much as a penny to hear O’Hanlon’s opinions on anything? Has he ever been right about anything? Ever?
Finally, remember a couple years back when Allahpundit occasionally said something clever and edgy, rather than just sneering “The One?” Does everyone associated with the Malkin empire just turn to complete shit? Is it like using the dark side of the force or something?