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    McChrystal Apologizes for Remarks in Profile, Summoned to White House

    Published June 22, 2010
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    May 10: General Stanley McChrystal speaks during a press briefing with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry at the White House.

    The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan is being called to the White House for a face-to-face meeting with President Obama after issuing an apology Tuesday for an interview in which he described the president as unprepared for their first meeting.

    In the article in this week's issue of Rolling Stone, Gen. Stanley McChrystal also said he felt betrayed and blind-sided by his diplomatic partner, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry.

    McChrystal's comments are reverberating through Washington and the Pentagon after the magazine depicted him as a lone wolf on the outs with many important figures in the Obama administration.

    It characterized him as unable to convince some of his own soldiers that his strategy can win the nation's longest-running war and dejected that the president didn't know about his commendable military record.

    In Kabul on Tuesday, McChrystal issued a statement saying: "I extend my sincerest apology for this profile. It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened."

    McChrystal has been called to the White House Situation Room on Wednesday to explain his comments to the magazine directly to the president, a senior administration official told Fox News. Normally, he would appear on a conference call for a regular strategy session.

    McChrystal also called Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen late Monday to apologize. Mullen told the general he was deeply disappointed, according to a senior military official at the Pentagon.

    The article says that although McChrystal voted for Obama, the two failed to connect from the start. Obama called McChrystal on the carpet last fall for speaking too bluntly about his desire for more troops.

    "I found that time painful," McChrystal said in the article, on newsstands Friday. "I was selling an unsellable position."

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    I would have told Dr. Zero to blow it out his ass, which would have made him a hero, resigned, and run against Dr. Zero in 2012.

    ...but that's just me...
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    McChrystal was doing a pretty good job too, shame.
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    McChrystal is obviously flawed if he was stupid enough to vote for his imbecile boss in the first place.

    He should have told O Blah Blah that if he didn't support him as the top decision maker in theater, then he would resign- Flaw number two.

    Number three- If he doesn't tell this Organizer in Chief to "Kiss My @$$ for being summoned like a school boy to the principal's office, he deserves to be fired.:mad:
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    For any one interested, this is the full article that started all of this.

    "The Runaway General"

    This is a quick conversion of the Rolling Stone article in a pdf file.

    http://sweetness-light.com/PPM130_r1109mcchrystal.pdf
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    The real question is why a smart military man would seriously believe that a 'Rolling Stone' story would be a good idea.

    I mean, come on.....even if he and his aides never said anything critical of the Obama administration, why open up to magazine that built its reputation on dopers and draft dodgers? It doesn't make any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    The real question is why a smart military man would seriously believe that a 'Rolling Stone' story would be a good idea.

    I mean, come on.....even if he and his aides never said anything critical of the Obama administration, why open up to magazine that built its reputation on dopers and draft dodgers? It doesn't make any sense.

    Yeah. It's like Al Gore doing an interview for Reason Magazine. You can do it, but nothing good will come of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    McChrystal is obviously flawed if he was stupid enough to vote for his imbecile boss in the first place.

    He should have told O Blah Blah that if he didn't support him as the top decision maker in theater, then he would resign- Flaw number two.

    Number three- If he doesn't tell this Organizer in Chief to "Kiss My @$$ for being summoned like a school boy to the principal's office, he deserves to be fired.:mad:
    True, true and true.

    We need to get out of that shit hole corrupt country cause the war is not winnable.
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    And how would a full pull out - turning the country back over to the taliban and Al Queda - benefit us?
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