See the Press, See Them Write
January 1, 1970Military protocol calls for the resignation of each affiliate for any insubordinate action. General Stanley McChrystal called for the Rolling Stone reporter, it could have been any of them, in order to ‘get it out.’
The General was not happy abut to go down in history as another General, since our Vietnam war, that lost a war. He called upon the repo rtage of the organ, The Rolling Stone, that was the first to support Barack Obama in his bid for president of the United States. He wanted a leftist report to be sure they would not soften his comments on how he was ordered to run the Afghanistan war.
Knowing full well, if as an active military affiliate, even a General would be responsible for review on the basis of our Uniform Code that comment against any other affiliate and especially regarding the Commander in Chief would make him vulnerable for dismissal. He wanted to get out.
What choices does a sector commander in the military have when they want to get out before their enlistment? Resign or get fired, or get fired upon. Either way, they have to go against their orders, or slander, or make an insubordinate comment against their lateral or superior officer or civilian partner.
For McChrystal it was intentional. “I didn’t want to be another general with an attributed loss in the field of battle.”
Now, we see the carnivorous carrion seekers devouring the action of his retirement or having been dismissed; and whatever their description what becomes revealed is the face of the reporter or point of view of the organ rather than any new content in the story.
The story is that the General wanted out, make his own commitment in his own unique way, and resigned with rank and retirement in tact. The reports that say he was dismissed are slanted in some political manner that shows no respect for the man. The more the talking heads eschew the dead horse, the more they reveal weaknesses of the fourth estate.