General Stanley McChrystal, the man in charge of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, has been recalled to Washington after his Rolling Stone interview became public. In it, McChrystal jokes about Vice-president Biden’s name, slams President Obama, and makes disparaging remarks about U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Special Representative to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke. He apologized, saying the interview was a mistake and that sometimes he likes to take the ‘Mc’ off his name and pretend he’s Billy Crystal.
“I have to say, out on the front line the ‘Bite Me Biden’ joke gets a laugh every time. Well, I’m off to Washington now for a private engagement. Thank you for coming out! With luck I’ll be here every day for the next 10 years. Drive your tanks home safely and don’t forget to tip your waitresses. And try the halal goat!”