When General McChrystal and some of his aids had their off-the-record conversations betrayed by a Rolling Stone reporter, someone had to take the fall. After all, uncomplimentary things were said and Obama's enormous ego was bruised. General McChrystal manned-up and resigned, but there isn't any reason he shouldn't receive a reward. How does an inflation adjusted $149,700 per year before taxes for life sound? This might keep General McChrystal, who voted for Obama, off FOX News.
“Gen. Stanley McChrystal will retain his four-star rank when he retires from the military, the White House said Tuesday. The decision means the general will earn about $149,700 per year before taxes in military retirement pay.”
General McChrystal wasn't qualified to retire with four-star rank under military rules.
Army rules state a four-star general must serve three years before they can retain the rank in retirement. But the president can bypass the rule if he chooses to do so.