Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal found himself in political hot water today after sharing some revealing quotes with an author for a Rolling Stone profile. McChrystal and his aides are quoted criticizing administration officials.
UPDATE: Rolling Stone has published a profile of the general written by Michael Hastings (pictured, via True/Slant), a political journalist and author of the memoir, I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story. In 2007, Hastings book proposal generated some controversy online.
McChrystal has reportedly been called back to Washington D.C., and offered this statement: “I extend my sincerest apology for this profile … It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened. Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard.”