4 star General McChrystal was waaaaaaayy out of line in publically subverting his commander in chief. You are not a politician, youre a general Stan. You don't leak information. You are a member of the military apparatus, ie you have no rights, you have no say, you do what youre told in the chain of command and unfortunately even for 4 star generals, that chain of command ends at the President of the United States of America. That was an utterly dumb move in a war you have moral authority in.
That said, what the fuck Obama. What could you possibly do to push one of the most decorated and accomplished military men into the position he's in now? What the fuck does a leftist orphan from Chicago know about waging war? Listen to the man dammit. We all had suspcions that you sucked at national security, and while I began to believe you were somewhat competant, you fuck it up by alienating yourself from some of the best brass around. From the sound of it, it doesn't seem like one angry guy pissed off at Obama either, seems like a deeper internal issue.
Just to be clear:
4 Star General Stanley McChrystal's qualifications:
-West Point Grad
-7th Special Forces Group
-24th Mechanized Infantry
-75th Ranger commander Company A
-Strong personal relationship with Hamid Karzai
-Strong endorsement from Robert Gates
-1/2 term as Senator
-Talks a tough talk?