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Well better as the managing editor over a growing cells -- invalid are somewhat slow down to -- I -- -- -- to question missed -- in the past.
Of these comments -- -- of the councils made.
Are not really pretty accurate pardon -- of these comments -- it it's a McChrystal made about various people our -- -- -- -- or not -- Or an accurate hot III.
-- I can answer that question I think my sense is they're quite accurate.
-- -- -- Richard Holbrooke is a it's apparently a pretty tough to to deal with.
When wannabe and blocked and all of -- -- from the minor annoyance.
But I you know I don't think that what's interesting is no one is on.
No one's point fingers as telling -- stories and accurate.
I'm told him coastal including McChrystal usually when you published -- a controversial like this you've got forty people telling you that it's.
I thought but what did the McChrystal -- -- sit down.
And establishing a gram Errol Flynn and then my sense is McChrystal which for the guy he insists.
-- takes its slate.
You just -- as a prepared he's just going and you just kind of try to keep up with the we do it but very rental provide discount axles and other Enron -- yeah I think -- is doing and I you know that the press guys I think that I think it was an expired I mean.
It wasn't like Michael Hastings just like showed up one day and said you know kind falling around -- He there -- many conversations with this and you know they granted him access and you know.
When we asked for access you know we basically say once ran ran you know we don't want to have a lot of ground rules when -- -- his -- down.
When you -- you could do to make a case for McChrystal being aware of others toward him and what you said the report it close on the record off the record yet.
Bought off some of -- saved somebody's front of god is old navy seal some -- and forced.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And reporters that are there -- obvious that sophisticated so well first of all I think that I -- These are guys who have -- in -- -- in -- in the top reality general's top staff for awhile the you know they're not like some guy off the base.
Mean these are sophisticated operators -- -- and a report right away and I think so I yeah I think that they knew it as and what's interest and is -- before is that.
Most the comments that got him in trouble were all made at the very beginning.
That the process -- party I think when they went out drinking now there wasn't much that you know a leading to use that much of that scene -- -- -- I think they were -- -- and I have a good time in the -- out and makes you grateful if you don't know yet.
I'm and its allies stood -- I'm -- to admit -- else isn't just an -- reporter also on.
And he is very impressed with -- general -- his whole team.
And he Kia.
Yet he he thought they were great and will be back back to report which -- -- Ramon -- it and it ought to focus more on.
What we're doing and -- policy funnel cloud.
As opposed to a -- Yes exactly that that Columbus regret.
So on what what role under it is suppose -- -- -- out of focus people's attention.
I think at least for a Long Island -- acts I think they're.
They're huge things that we need to look at here you know is it.
Is this war something that we should be fighting that we can win you know.
Is this moment let's check out the strategy that -- should -- -- should it be you know Biden is saying in a much more focused how to counter terrorist strategy and the I get this feeling that Obama just you know Kia.
He got talked into a buyout by McChrystal -- that Petraeus and gates the strategy.
You know it's interesting -- when he gave that speech announcing the troop an increase last year as Michael -- two points out he never used the words victory or war.
I mean a victory or win now which seems to me that there was some kind of half hearted in the way that he was that he was buying into this whole com.
Yeah he was buying into -- -- -- Slaton my military experts tell me I got to do this so I'm gonna kill them but a wonder why me.
Instances where we're back where else to what McChrystal wanted to us if that's what -- -- to achieve that Dave Petraeus is Stan McChrystal pockets they're pretty persuasive guys.
Yeah like flowers they present but there were a lot of a lot of perimeter that retirement and I think the other problem was that.
This thing is such a problem that you know the army.
Operates in this way where they provide answers and provides certainty and any army guy -- who's going to be like serve we can do this.
I think the State Department geyser like -- complicated Mr.
It's been a -- so you all to -- troubled times alone.
Congratulation to your -- in my building.
Or drug war thinking and his -- sources agree now thank you also win win you have now can.
And thank you very much that I thought oh well then -- -- -- editor --
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