As some have said, clearly Gen McChrystal knew what the outcome would be. He wanted a way out of this shit storm and found away. By the way where is the ACLU and the left wing media assholes protecting his "freedom of speech"? Military general or not, you can be sure that if this was the Bush admin the comments were made about the shitbags like Chris Matthews and assholes at CNN would be singing a much different tune. So what the guy said a few critical things to the drug addict read publication Rolling "Papers" Stone magazine. Too bad King Barrack. I recall reading about a few guys named Washington, Adams, and Jefferson who spoke out against their king and it worked out pretty well for them. It's only a matter of time before it comes to revolution. People need to wake the fuck up and see what this asshole is doing to the country. He's making Jimmy Carter look like Ronald Reagan.