Stanley A. McChrystal, the U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, is under scrutiny for his candid interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. In the interview, the General is portrayed as being critical of the current administration and the war strategy in Afghanistan.
Gen. McChrystal, who was appointed to his leadership role in Afghanistan by President Obama in June 2009, was previously involved in the controversy involving the covering up of the cause of death of former NFL pro baller turned Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. The general also received negative press for his oversight of Camp Nama, a military base in Baghdad where grave human rights abuses allegedly were perpetrated by U.S. forces on their detainees.
Gen. McChrystal has been called to Washington today to explain himself for his candidness in the Rolling Stone interview. What a fuggin joke. President Obama should be the one explaining his decision to appoint the General to such a position of authority. It's sad that speaking somewhat openly about the longest war in American history shows "poor judgment," but covering up the cause of death of an Army Ranger warrants a promotion.