More McChrystal

The Telegraph is reporting that General Stanley McChrystal, facing criticism for embarrassing the administration in a Rolling Stone article, has resigned. There is no word whether President Obama has accepted the resignation.

Meanwhile, the Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal is now available online here.

My impression, after reading it this morning, is that McChrystal is a very smart jerk, who probably never got enough unwavering commitment to the COIN strategy from the administration to ensure he got everything he needed to try to make it work, and who probably never should have been promoted to the position in the first place. It reads like the worst scenario possible: A two-time fuck-up who probably shouldn't have been trusted, and wasn't, for the wrong reasons, when undiluted trust was essential to military success.

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