I like General McChrystal: having read the Rolling Stone article, I like him more than I did yesterday. A tough, no nonsense guy who I happen to agree with on many points.
That said, how could any general officer in the military be so …, ok, dumb … as to let Rolling Stone magazine inside his field tent? Any general officer who is so out of touch as to bare – and let his subordinates bare – his soul to journalists; the journalists of Rolling Stone no less – is off his rocker. Terrible judgment; the kind of terrible judgment that by itself makes me wonder about a guy I am otherwise predisposed to think quite highly of. Unless there is really no one else fit for the job (and I can’t believe the President thinks that) I do not see how the good General can keep his job – or should keep it.
Footnote for entrepreneurs: remember the McChrystal story the next time you are tempted to speak out of turn, so to speak, about your investors. Or your CEO. It’s at best a high risk proposition.
Footnote for the General: I can’t wait to hear what you really think…..