Free Flowing – General Stanley McChrystal


General McChrystal’s mouth and brash style seems to have finally caught up with him. Even though it is not clear cut whether or not McChrystal actually made the disparaging remarks about President Obama and his administration; there is no escaping this mess. This is the same general that openly criticized Vice-President Biden’s thoughts on strategy by calling Biden “Short-sided”. In all honest McChrystal was probably correct, but there are some comments you keep to yourself when making statements to the press. He was also widely known as the one who leaked confidential documents to the media concerning the request for more troops in Afghanistan.

For his “mistakes” General McChrystal met with President Obama on Airforce 1; Obama basically told McChrystal to watch his step and mouth. So you see this is not the first time President Obama had to check McChrystal. Actually if your into Baseball like I am that is Strike 1 and Strike 2. After all that you would think the general would have learned his lesson; yeah right!

Now we have the Rolling Stone’s interview of the general and his trusted inner circle. In reading the article (Runaway General) you can almost understand how something like this can happen. You have to wonder were these kats drunk when they decided to make these comments in front of a reporter?

For example the article opens with McChrystal getting ready to attend a dinner while in France. The Rolling Stones reporter inquired where the general was heading; McChrystal’s top aide responded dinner with a French Minister; followed by this remark, “So Fucking Gay..”.

WTF, who does that??

Throughout the article there are qoutes attributed to McChrystal about President Obama being “Intimidated” in a room full of military brass. Another qoute attributed to the general describing Obama as not being prepared in his first one-on-one meeting with McChrystal. Both qoutes were mentioned to the Rolling Stones reporter from top aides of McChrystal.

So why would McChrystal and his aides be so sloppy in letting this get out? It’s simple, all you have to do is look at the type of person the general is. McChrystal always pushed the limit on what he could get away with. That behavior dates back to his days at West Point. It was that behavior that made him successful and he saw no reason to stop.

This was also the type of behavior he looked for when putting together his inner circle. An inner circle they happily called Team America. A group of Black Ops/Special Forces guys; they knew they were the shit and you couldn’t tell them different. Unfortunately for McChrystal when you looked to push the envelope one day you are going to go too far; and that is exactly what happened with this Rolling Stone article.

The President has no choice but to immediately FIRE General McChrystal. If Obama wants to hold to whatever respect he has left in the military he cannot allow McChrystal to undermine his command. As the Commander-In-Chief the respect of your Armed Forces is critical, and the general jepordized that.

The crazy thing is that General McChrystal is a top notch soldier, and this will be a sad way to end a career; General McChrystal reminds me of Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men”.

Even better, McChrystal and “Team America” can form the next A-Team?? HAHA!!


General Stanley McChrystal resigned Wednesday June 23, 2010; President Obama announced that General Petraeus will take over as Commander of all Military Operations in Afghanistan.

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!

Talking Points Tuesday – The Past is the Past…

Life is full of learning experiences and here is I had to be reminded of….

Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl but girl is already involved. Usually at that point boy would chalk it up to bad timing and move on; except this was different. Boy runs into girl everywhere; It didn’t help that boy and girl shared friends.

Eventually boy and girl exchange numbers but it’s strictly as friends; boy fully respects all relationships (believes in karma) so boy keeps feelings in check while being a friend to girl. In being friends, they begin to speak to each other daily. Conversations between the two range between what their respective days were about and what clothes they wore that day. Then conversations begin to go deeper as girl reveals her “Situation” is not going very well; she can’t trust her situation. Boy struggles with hopes girl relationship falls apart so that he can make his move. At the same time he wants to be there as a true friend to her; so in being a “Good” friend he suppress his feelings and supports girl while she works through her “Situation”.

No matter how much support boy gives girl her “Situation” continues to deteriorate and boy finally over comes his shyness and lets girl know his true feelings. Boy is pleased as girl reciprocates feelings; boy and girl finally “Break Lamps” (@BlkSportsOnline). All is right in boy’s world until girl reveals she is going back to her “Situation”.


Needless to say boy is devastated; but girl remains in contact with boy. Even though girl is in “Situation” she cannot forget about boy, but he is already emotionally burned by girl keeps his distance. Until one day girl traps boy and purges her heart to boy; she is fearful of leaving her “Situation” but finally gives into her heart.


The two date for 2 years and everything is great… At least it was until girl receives job offer that she cannot refuse; the problem it is in another state. Being the logical people they are boy and girl rationalize a mutual breakup, but is it really mutual??

Over the next couple of years boy and girl stay in contact with each other and eventually date other people, but their feelings for each other never truly fade as they agree to never discuss the relationships they are in.

One day girl calls boy to tell him she will be interviewing for her dream job, and if all goes well she will be moving back to his city. Boy can’t help but be a little excited about this scenario, over the years boy has dated several women but none have ever matched girl. He begins to wonder if they could ever rekindle those old feelings, in boy’s mind he thinks; Why not?

Girl arrives in town and interviews for job; she is confident. So confident she wants to celebrate with boy with a night on the town… Boy sets it out for girl and everything is great, at least it seemed that way.

Girl phone rings and she is excited to take the call, boy is curious who is calling this late what would have girl so excited? Mom, Dad??

Then girl says, “Hey Baby…”

Everything from that point on is blurry for boy, but unlike that day when girl told boy she was going back to her “Situation” he is not devastated but he is at ease. It was at that moment that boy realized, “The Past is The Past”. Boy and Girl are still good friends but contact between each other is less frequent. For boy thoughts of girl is also less frequent, except for when he catches glimpses of girl on TV or during the occasional cab ride. It’s only then when boy thinks, “Is the Past truly the Past??”

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!