What a way to frag your career. Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stones reporter, recounted how he got his story today on NPR. It seems that the very first night out, McChrystal and his aides allowed him to interview them while they were drinking. Because of the Icelandic volcano, he than got another 9 days on the bus. Throughout the trip, McChrystal and his aides continued to drink and allowed Hastings to join them as they practiced briefings and question and answers sessions. That's how he got all those fabulous quotes.
The utter lack of judgement on the part of McChyrstal is depressing. Not only did he frag his own career, but he allowed his aides to end their careers as well. This is NOT good military judgement.