Appears mainstream media has run with the idea that Gen. McChrystal’s now infamous comments about the President and other senior members of the administration may violate Art. 88, UCMJ, Contemptuous words, see Washington Times coverage here and AP here. After wondering about the same thing yesterday, I read this Army Lawyer article that convinced me that discussion is better left to the political pundits. While it appears arguable that some of McChrystal’s more pointed comments are at least in the outer ring of potentially contemptuous words, most probably lie outside the Article’s prohibitions. Now, the statements of other members of Gen. McChrystal’s staff in the Rolling Stone article (here), well those are probably much closer to the heartland of contemptuous. See e.g. the “”Biden? . . . Did you say: Bite Me?” comment.