Jan 29 2012

“…reckless, and risk-seeking, but smart, smart-alecky, and fun…”

Published by at 4:45 am under Uncategorized

The words in the title are used by MSNBC host Chris Hayes to describe the men working directly under General Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan, as characterized by Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings. The open contempt for the President expressed by these men caused President Obama to relieve McChrystal of his command. But Hayes could just as easily have been talking about the soldiers in Brecht’s A Man’s A Man. And Brecht could easily have made one of the quips that Hastings makes in this clip, that “McChrystal doesn’t understand civilians. He doesn’t even understand their use.”

Worth a look.

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