Tuesday, June 22, 2010

General Stanley McChrystal called back to Washington to explain controversial Rolling Stone Magazine comments

Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal called back to Washington to explain controversial Rolling Stone Magazine comments - Source tells TIME’s that McChrystal already made offer to step down, leaving ultimate decision to Obama
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
. DoD file photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison, U.S. Air Force
* Here’s the article by Michael Hastings that is posted today on the RollingStone.com website (and will appear in RS 1108/1109 Magazine from July 8-22, 2010) that has Washington and the rest of the country buzzing. It goes in part like this... Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House...
Read this article in full at link below...
The Runaway General
* FoxNews.com has the following report and it starts off like this...
The media consultant who arranged the interview that got General Stanley McChrystal summoned to the White House has become the first casualty of the general’s candor... Duncan Boothby submitted his letter of resignation to the International Security and Assistance Force in Kabul early Tuesday morning. The civilian senior adviser played a critical role in arranging the interview Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings conducted with McChrystal, America’s top commander in Afghanistan, and his staff...
Read the rest at link below...
McChrystal's Press Aide Becomes First to Fall on His Own Sword
* Time.com has the following report...
McChrystal Offers Resignation; Obama Awaits Arrival

McChrystal called to DC to explain Rolling Stone

About this video: The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been called back to Washington to explain controversial comments he and his aides made for a Rolling Stone magazine article. In the article, the general and his subordinates mock several officials in the Obama administration, including the Vice President and the National Security Adviser. The apology comes just before a US Congress gathering to discuss the budget report from Afghanistan.
This News Video posted on YouTube by RussiaToday
, June 23, 2010
General McChrystal Out - General Petraeus In .
President Obama on Afghanistan, General McChrystal & General Petraeus


All in all I’d say General McChrystal screwed up big time in many ways and President Obama handled this situation VERY well and above the fray. General Petraeus is the right man for the right job too!
Job well done Mr. President... and I don’t say that often either!

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