Lots of controversy has popped up as a result of Rolling Stone magazine’s latest issue (which hits news stands on Friday).
Gen. Stanley McChrystal is probably getting fired. How did the nation’s number one music magazine become a watchdog for the U.S. government? Matt Taibbi and Co., that’s how.
It makes me proud to have an unnatural obsession with the publication.
Because of this article McChrystal was called to D.C. to have a meeting with President Obama about the off-color remarks he made about Vice President Joe Biden and the Obama administration. There’s even reports that McChrystal will resign and the Pentagon is looking for a list of replacements.
As a journalist the story has made me proud to be in the profession, as a U.S. citizen it makes me angry–but not because of McChrystal’s comments about the president and vice president (freedom of speech).
What disheartens me is that while McChrystal’s soldiers are over in Afghanistan risking their lives, he’s in Paris getting drunk with his inner circle. A 19-year-old kid from my hometown was just killed in Afghanistan. He hadn’t even been out of Saratoga Springs High School for a year and now he’s gone. When he died after only 19 years of life, McChrystal was probably drinking a bud light lime and eating a burger–having a grand old time.
From this article it’s pretty clear that he no longer takes his job seriously–if he ever did. I feel like he just wanted the title and not the actual task.
I hope Obama fires him.