Rolling Stone Does Gen. McChrystal

Shit is on fire.  Turn on the news.  I’d say pick up a newspaper or fire up MSNBC.com or CNN.com, but both terms seem anachronistic – obviously one more so than the other.  Point is, this is what printable journalism is about.  This shit is here for you to read, like for real.

Some excerpts to get you dumb dumbs interested:

“The entire COIN strategy is a fraud perpetuated on the American people,” says Douglas Macgregor, a retired colonel and leading critic of counterinsurgency who attended West Point with McChrystal. “The idea that we are going to spend a trillion dollars to reshape the culture of the Islamic world is utter nonsense.

The president finds himself stuck in something even more insane than a quagmire: a quagmire he knowingly walked into, even though it’s precisely the kind of gigantic, mind-numbing, multigenerational nation-building project he explicitly said he didn’t want.

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