As we await President Obama's decision on whether or not he will
fire General McChrystal, many observers are turning to an overlooked
detail in the Rolling Stone profile that started this whole mess.
McChrystal's favorite film, he told the magazine, is Talladega Nights,
the 2006 Will Ferrell NASCAR comedy. It's an odd choice for a man who
formerly commanded shadowy special ops in Iraq and now leads 120,000
soldiers in one of the modern world's most complicated wars. But what
does it reveal about McChrystal, his meeting with Obama, and his
ultimate fate? Probably nothing, but that hasn't stopped the comparisons
from flying. Here they are, with some bonus predictions about how
McChrystal's favorite beverage--Bud Light Lime--could factor in. (To
clarify, "M4" is McChrystal.)
Is anyone taking an over/under for how long until an article explores what Talladega Nights says about McChrystal's Afpak strategy?
I predict M4 will be fired, but then his real father will teach him how to be a general again by locking him in a car with a cougar.
O to M4: "If you smell a delicious, crispy smell after the meeting, it's not your tailpipe. It's just a little bit of SHAKE... and BAKE!"
If Old Ebbitt has a special on Bud Light Lime, you know McChrystal gets the axe
Meeting over. McChrystal now leading WH, Pentagon on slow-speed chase in white Bronco.