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|Stanley McChrystal Talks To Rolling Stone|
The future of the U.S. war in Afghanistan experienced a dramatic shift yesterday as news broke about Rolling Stone's explosive new interview with General Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander there. While many wondered what possessed McChrystal to make incendiary statements about his bosses, Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert thinks he knows the answer: "McChrystal has clearly been hitting that sweet Afghani heroin, because you'd have to be higher than Keith Richards to criticize your Commander-in-Chief in time of war in front of a reporter from Rolling Stone magazine."
Adding he's a big fan of RS, Colbert explained, "It has been an American cultural institution ever since they began putting me on the cover… Four years of excellence, keep it up, guys."
Colbert also had some choice words for President Barack Obama, who recalled the general to Washington, D.C. to chew him out. "Let me remind you, sir. You may be the Commander-in-Chief in a time of war, but Stanley McChrystal's in Rolling Stone. That means he's a rock star. Think about it: Led Zeppelin may have trashed hotel rooms, but have you seen Afghanistan? I for one would hate to think what McChrystal could do at a Dead show," Colbert said.
Colbert wasn't the only TV host to chime in on the McChrystal situation. On his Twitter today, Conan O'Brien joked, "Rolling Stone may have brought down the US military commander in Afghanistan. Worse, they only gave Miley’s new album 3 out of 5 stars."