As this saga unfolds, three things stand out:
1) That McChrystal was so forthcoming with the reporter -- he truly must have believed he was bulletproof.
2) That people are again paying attention to Rolling Stone (which posted the story here) early.
3) And that no one is claiming McChrystal was misquoted or quoted out of context -- the usual CYA apprach (think Steve King's comments on Barack Obama). On MSNBC Tuesday morning, Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates noted that McChrystal has not said he was misquoted: "Didn't hear that during the course of the story. I didn't hear that in his apology."
Because that would be the wimpy way out.