General McChrystal will rue drunken Irish pub scene

Looks like Afghanistan commander Stanley McChrytal's ill-advised decision to allow Rolling Stone access to his staff and their private moments, including getting drunk in an Irish pub, is going to backfire badly.

The Irish American general has been called to the White House to face the music after he and his men made disparaging comments about Obama and Vice President Joe Biden among others.

Seems like a lot of the action happened around an Irish pub as the following leaked paragraph makes clear.

"By midnight at Kitty O'Shea's, much of Team America is completely [drunk]. Two officers do an Irish jig mixed with steps from a traditional Afghan wedding dance, while McChrystal's top advisers lock arms and sing a slurred song of their own invention. 'Afghanistan!' they bellow. 'Afghanistan!' They call it their Afghanistan song.

"McChrystal steps away from the circle, observing his team. 'All these men,' he tells me. 'I'd die for them. And they'd die for me"

Amazingly, McChrystal appeared to not demand that the pub scenes and other out-of-office events not be off the record.

He may well pay for it with his job.


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