Okay, so: destination implies incoming, rather than outgoing. "Development talent" implies talented people deciding to make IW their "destination" despite persistant allegations that Activision is willing to screw over people in one of its best performing sub-divisions. And "the top destination"- not "a top", mind you, but "the top"- implies that more and better talented people are incoming to the destination that is Infinity Ward than any other development studio, despite all logic to the contrary and all suggestions that a non-trivial amount of the IW staff is jumping ship.
This, Mr. Kotick, is what is known as a huge credibility gap. And that's before we even get into the matter of it coming from, well, you, a soul much beloved in the games industry for saying things that- while hopefully misconstrued or taken in the wrong context- lead many to believe that your fondest wish is to eliminate the possibility that anyone in Activision will ever produce anything other than a sequel to a pre-existing, bankable property or eke any enjoyment out of their work ever again.
So to sum things up in a single sentence:
If you really care about your shareholders and your company's assets, now would be a good time to shut the fuck up.
sounds like he is covering his ass and hyping what West and Zampella "did" so that when he is finally forced to tell everyone he'll have some supporters and won't lose to many others when it is relieved that West and Zampella "spilled some water on the carpet", so to speak.
Unless West and Zampella really did something horrid, like MW3 was gonna have baby killing and cannibalism...
Of course he'd say that. He's covering up his true intentions, and based upon they way he's holding the guitar in the picture he'll want to sack that franchise next because his hellspawn children failed some songs.