Thursday, July 8, 2010

McChrystal - Interesting post facto development

They let Gen. McChrystal give an extended and unlimited access interview to anti-military, anti-war Rolling Stone magazine.

As a result, McChrystal's career was destroyed by his subordinates' random off the record and off the clock comments.

Now,
Military officials will need Pentagon clearance for interviews and other dealings with reporters, according to an order from Defense Secretary Robert Gates not long after the top general in Afghanistan was fired for his comments in a magazine article.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100703/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_gates_media_rules

Is it paranoid to question whether McChrystal was set up?