Well, I'm quite taken with/by my fiancee, honestly. But I can understand the appeal. The difference is that I currently have more self-control than the governor. Admittedly I'm only 29 so I cannot know the person I'll be in twenty years, but I have a hard time believing I'll be THAT stupid.
McKiernan tried like hell to get the invasion of Iraq properly staffed and so forth. I've long respected him for that (and held Franks in low regard for not supporting him). He may well have been a poor fit for the conflict in Afghanistan, but that in no way makes him a poor officer. Just the wrong man for this job.
I've rewatched it. He had to drag the concession out of him. That's not some bold new position meant to foster peace and justice. That was a rhetorical necessity, even if he meant it.
He did not pledge his support in any meaningful way. To be clear - I want to believe that the president of Iran is on board for an honest and lasting peace in the Middle East. That would be a big step forward. And if he made a strong and full-throated declaration that he supported such an endgame it would be a clarion call for the rest of the world, a moment to rejoice.
This was not that moment. He hedged, he dodged, he caved. That "concession" isn't worth anything on its own. You don't make such declarations in that way, not and expect anyone to take them seriously.