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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

mcchrystal blew persuasion

that's right, the general couldn't talk his way out of this one: obama accepted mcchrystal's resignation, replacing him w/gen. patraeus.

think progress:
speaking from the white house rose garden this afternoon, president obama announced that he has accepted gen. stanley mcchrystal resignation as head of u.s. forces in afghanistan, following the four-star general’s unprofessional remarks in a rolling stone interview. obama said mcchrystal’s remarks did not “meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general” and eroded trust among his national security team. mcchrystal had reportedly acknowledged, “i’ve compromised the mission.”

obama emphasized that mcchrystal had served “faithfully,” that he was “grateful” for his service, and that the replacement is not a “personal insult.” in mcchrystal’s place, obama has nominated centcom commander david petraeus, the general who oversaw the iraq surge, to take charge of the upcoming afghanistan surge. “i welcome debate among my team, but i won’t tolerate division,” obama said. “it is a change in personnel, but it is not a change in policy,” he added, noting that petraeus helped “design the policy that we have in place.”
don't worry about petraeus' fainting during the senate armed services meeting on capitol hill last week. apparently he was just having a flash forward where he saw that 6 months from now we were still in afghanistan, but he was in charge.
posted by skippy at 5:14 PM |

5 Comments:

Nice title...
commented by Blogger Jim Yeager, 6:09 PM PDT  
great title, lol
commented by Blogger nunya, 6:50 PM PDT  
.."it's a new vibration"..

Thanks Skippy, clever is always appreciated in the land of ever expanding blandness.

Oh, and remember Pat Tillman. McChrystal was instrumental in the coverup. He doesn't belong in an honest (or at least trying to be) administration.
commented by Blogger Greendayman, 6:58 PM PDT  
The title is made of win.
commented by Blogger mahakal, 12:14 AM PDT  
You know they're going to be using him to campaign & say Obama is inexperience & doesn't know what he's doing...next week he'll be consulting on Faux News...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 12:47 AM PDT  

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