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    Default The Runaway General; The Offending Article in Rolling Stone

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236



    This article appears in RS 1108/1109 from July 8-22, 2010, on newsstands Friday, June 25.

    'How'd I get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It's a Thursday night in mid-April, and the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is sitting in a four-star suite at the Hôtel Westminster in Paris. He's in France to sell his new war strategy to our NATO allies – to keep up the fiction, in essence, that we actually have allies. Since McChrystal took over a year ago, the Afghan war has become the exclusive property of the United States. Opposition to the war has already toppled the Dutch government, forced the resignation of Germany's president and sparked both Canada and the Netherlands to announce the withdrawal of their 4,500 troops. McChrystal is in Paris to keep the French, who have lost more than 40 soldiers in Afghanistan, from going all wobbly on him.

    "The dinner comes with the position, sir," says his chief of staff, Col. Charlie Flynn.

    McChrystal turns sharply in his chair.

    "Hey, Charlie," he asks, "does this come with the position?"

    McChrystal gives him the middle finger.

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    I figured the text of the article would be of interest.
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236



    This article appears in RS 1108/1109 from July 8-22, 2010, on newsstands Friday, June 25.

    'How'd I get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It's a Thursday night in mid-April, and the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is sitting in a four-star suite at the Hôtel Westminster in Paris. He's in France to sell his new war strategy to our NATO allies – to keep up the fiction, in essence, that we actually have allies. Since McChrystal took over a year ago, the Afghan war has become the exclusive property of the United States. Opposition to the war has already toppled the Dutch government, forced the resignation of Germany's president and sparked both Canada and the Netherlands to announce the withdrawal of their 4,500 troops. McChrystal is in Paris to keep the French, who have lost more than 40 soldiers in Afghanistan, from going all wobbly on him.

    "The dinner comes with the position, sir," says his chief of staff, Col. Charlie Flynn.

    McChrystal turns sharply in his chair.

    "Hey, Charlie," he asks, "does this come with the position?"

    McChrystal gives him the middle finger.

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    Is this supposed to be like one of those pictures you stare at for a really long time, and suddenly you see a hidden image you didn't see before? The reason I ask is, I keep reading the article, keep hearing people talk about it, and I can't seem to find a direct quote from McCrystal which was critical of the Administration or Obama, or the Afghanistan strategy. I see where some of his aides made some comments, but I've yet to see a single thing attributable to McCrystal...

    I never was good at seeing the hidden image in those pictures...

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