Stan, Ain’t the Man

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

President Obama today relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his Afghanistan command over stunning and insubordinate remarks he made to Rolling Stone magazine.

McChrystal, who was recalled to Washington DC by President Obama, met with the president in the Oval Office for roughly 30 minutes this morning. McChrystal was not invited to attend the national security meeting which followed.

Gen. David Petraeus, the head of the military’s Central Command and the architect of the 2007 Iraq surge, will take over as the top commander in Afghanistan which means the existing war strategy will likely remain in-place and unchanged.

President Obama, in announcing he had accepted McChrystal’s resignation, said:

“I welcome debate among my team but I will not stand for division.”

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9 Responses to Stan, Ain’t the Man

  1. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    President Obama was left with no other choice but release McChrystal of his command.

  2. Pechanga says:

    It was particularly sweet that Obama surrounded himself today with all the men Mc-Idiot dissed in the Rolling Stone piece.

    A kinda’ flipping Mc-Idiot the middle finger?

  3. DMason says:

    This ought to help David Petraeus’ aspirations for political office. He was rumored to be interested in running for NY senate, and was on McCain’s short list for veep. Could we be witnessing Eisenhower 2.0?

  4. Chad Lebanon says:

    Obama sounded hawkish today.

    I would like to know when the troops will finally be redeployed home? Nine years and they still haven’t captured OBL.

    At this point, I think they would have more luck finding Santa Claus.

  5. Robert Lamb says:

    Gen. McChrystal should have been relieved of command. He embarased the United States, his troops and himself. I’m a U.S. Veteran and I’m sorry he did what he did, but open your eyes America, this is the tip of the iceberg. He falls and the structure falls and if Americans got more of this real journalism they would find out the waste, fraud and abuse that has taken place since the begining of this “War on Terrorism”. I’ve seen it first hand and was devasted by just that. The waste of resources, money and since day one, Lives.! Just in the past week, in a town that I just retired in, two lives have been lost. A soldier from my town, Lake George, N.Y., and about 30 miles north in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For What? This has gotten out of out control and thanks to the journalist who wrote the story in Rolling Stone, all Americans will start to expect more of the truth and nothing but the truth.

  6. So, will McChrystal work for Lockheed or Fox or Xe? Just wondering.

  7. Joe in Colorado says:

    David Mason is correct. Gen. David Petraeus said all along he was interested in elected political office. In fact, I remember hearing Obama wanted him as his running mate but Patraeus was deeply entrenched in Iraq and wasn’t available.

  8. Curt says:

    Perhaps it depends on which Stan you are talking about.

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