Ok Keith is back, like he was ever really gone and Dkos is in full swoon.
Obama gave his speech it got panned. He got 20 billion out of BP the next day it got praised and panned and apologized for.
But what else is going on.
Well we woke this morning to find the General Stanley McChrystal has stepped in it. It seems he and his aides may have spoken just a little to freely to a freelance Rolling Stone reporter.
Some of the more incendiary quotes all thanks to TPM
On meeting with Obama
“It was a 10-minute photo op,” says an adviser to McChrystal. “Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his fucking war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.”
On ambassador Holbrooke
McChrystal reserves special skepticism for Holbrooke, the official in charge of reintegrating the Taliban. “The Boss says he’s like a wounded animal,” says a member of the general’s team. “Holbrooke keeps hearing rumors that he’s going to get fired, so that makes him dangerous.
On National Security Advisor Jim Jones
One aide calls Jim Jones, a retired four-star general and veteran of the Cold War, a “clown” who remains “stuck in 1985.”
On DC Politicians
Politicians like McCain and Kerry, says another aide, “turn up, have a meeting with Karzai, criticize him at the airport press conference, then get back for the Sunday talk shows. Frankly, it’s not very helpful.”
And finaly on having dinner with a French foreign minister
“Some French minister,” the aide tells me. “It’s fucking gay.”
Next on today’s hit parade. It seems that aNew Orlean’s Federal judge with strong financial ties to the oil industry has decided to block
President Obama’s Deep water drilling moratorium.
The grounds in a nut shell. Just because one went to hell in a hand basket doesn’t mean they all will.
This “blanket moratorium, with no parameters,” he wrote, “seems to assume that because one rig failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent danger.”
Feldman agreed that the plaintiffs, a group of oil rig service companies, were able to show that the Obama administration acted “arbitrarily and capriciously in issuing the moratorium.”
So questions, questions, questions.
Is McChrystal toast? ( He should be) Will the moratorium get reinstated on appeal? ( I friggin’ hope so)
And will Fogiv make another comment over at DKos that will get Keith to storm out in a huff?. (Pretty please)
UPDATE: JOE KLINE IS TWEETING McChrystal has tendered his resignation