I have not heard many people talking about this, but I think it is worth considering, as it appears quite clearly that General Stanley McChrystal has opened himself to the possibility of a Court Martial.
From the Washington Times:
Section 88 of the Uniform Military Code of Justice says that any officer who uses “contemptuous words” against the president, vice president, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, or certain other officials “shall be punished as a court-martial directs.”
There is no question that the General, as well as his top aides, violated this section in their now public commentary. There is little possibility that this was unintentional either, though that would make no difference as the violation occurred regardless of intent, as the General is widely regarded as a very intelligent and capable individual. These were not comments overheard in passing. These were comments made in the presence of a reporter, who was invited by the General and his staff, that derided several members of the President’s administration. No one in his position can possibly have ascended to such a position in ignorance of the Uniform Military Code of Justice. There is no way that the General could have been unaware of the implications.
A Court Martial is certainly warranted in this situation. No less than a dishonorable discharge is sufficient.