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Furious Obama summons Gen. Stanley McChrystal to D.C
Politico.com ^ | 6/22/10 7:25 AM EDT | GORDON LUBOLD

Posted on 06/22/2010 7:39:18 AM PDT by TexasCajun

The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has been summoned to the White House to explain biting and unflattering remarks he made to a freelance writer about President Barack Obama and others in the Obama administration.

The face-to-face comes as pundits are already calling for McChrystal to resign for insubordination.

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KEYWORDS: 0fascistregime; again; asskicker; fos; mcchrystal; obama; puny; weak
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Hastings, who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for two years, according to the magazine, is not well known within the Defense Department.

And as a freelance reporter, Hastings would be considered a bigger risk to be given unfettered access compared to a beat reporter who would risk burning bridges by publishing many of McChrystal’s remarks.

1 posted on 06/22/2010 7:39:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

LOL...what’s Widdle Pwecious gonna do?


2 posted on 06/22/2010 7:40:57 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: TexasCajun

I think McCrystal fell on the sword on this.

He wanted to out Obama, and did so. Very effectively.


3 posted on 06/22/2010 7:41:11 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: TexasCajun

It is interesting (if sobering) to see what exactly will spur this president to action - namely, any threat to his inflated ego.


4 posted on 06/22/2010 7:41:50 AM PDT by relictele (.)
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To: TexasCajun

I guess the narcissist-in-chief has a thin skin. Obama should be impeached, tried for treason and shipped to Gitmo to rot with his muslim buddies.


5 posted on 06/22/2010 7:43:31 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: relictele

It seems far more plausible to me that the General wanted out and this was the fastest way to do it than he let his guard down around a reporter for the Rolling Stone for crying out loud.


6 posted on 06/22/2010 7:44:29 AM PDT by H.Bowman
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To: TexasCajun

McChrystal knew what he was doing. He knows this is a career ender for him. I think he’s sounding the alarm in a very public way. In his own way he’s keeping his oath to the constitution. He is a patriot.


7 posted on 06/22/2010 7:46:23 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: TexasCajun

– “Even though he had voted for (President Barack) Obama, McChrystal and his new commander-in-chief failed from the outset to connect. The general first encountered Obama a week after he took office, when the president met with a dozen senior military officials in a room at the Pentagon known as the Tank. According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked “uncomfortable and intimidated” by the roomful of military brass. Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn’t go much better. ‘It was a 10-minute photo-op,’ says an adviser to McChrystal. ‘Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his f-ing war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.’”


8 posted on 06/22/2010 7:47:26 AM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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To: thethirddegree

Exactly, its all about Barry all the time. He cares nothing for this country or its people. He’s like all the other democrats I’ve ever met.


9 posted on 06/22/2010 7:47:47 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Jewbacca

Yes, and no.

Honestly, if he wanted to out Obama- he could and should have resigned his commission first. Then he could say whatever he wanted and done some real good. As it is- he’s given every soldier the sense that the rules of conduct are not important. I detest Barack Obama, yet what McChrystal did is insubordination, pure and simple. What’s worse- is now McChrystal has apologized for his statements- making him look like a hypocrite.

This guy was special ops- he’s not a coward- but his behavior is perplexing at best.


10 posted on 06/22/2010 7:48:29 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: YankeeReb

He is going to crack hard on Obozo after he leaves the military.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 7:49:14 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: jessduntno

McChrystal voting for Obamah, tells you all you need to know about what he thinks of Juan MeCain.


12 posted on 06/22/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Thanks to Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Lets keep up the pressure and exposure of King Obama. King Obama looks more like a fool every day that his ego gets pounded. Wow! The posture of a crumbling criminal.
13 posted on 06/22/2010 7:51:50 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: TexasCajun

Explain his remarks?

Obama should explain his Presidency


14 posted on 06/22/2010 7:52:20 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: TexasCajun

Amazing..attack the President and his admin and you get a meeting..not the same for the Gov of AZ or the CEO of BP.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 7:52:39 AM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: SE Mom

“This guy was special ops- he’s not a coward- but his behavior is perplexing at best.”

Respectfully, I think it was desperation...the man did what he thought was best, no other options. Retired and speaking up like this wouldn’t be news at all...it would have been buried and written off as sour grapes, IMHO.


16 posted on 06/22/2010 7:53:13 AM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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To: SE Mom

Makes more news this way.


17 posted on 06/22/2010 7:53:22 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: TexasCajun

If he voted for Obama his is not much of a commander and by apologizing he’s lost a lot of credibility. Much better to just resign and let his words stand. He is finished anyway but now he looks weak. If I were him I’d just have an aid deliver my letter of resignation rather then let Obama chew my butt.


18 posted on 06/22/2010 7:53:42 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: SE Mom
This guy was special ops- he’s not a coward- but his behavior is perplexing at best.

Unless it was the only way the general had of guaranteeing some face time with the POTUS? I can't imagine Barry allowing a flunkie the pleasure of nailing McChrystal's hide to the wall. If that's the case, what the heck could the general have to tell Barry...?

19 posted on 06/22/2010 7:54:00 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Mamzelle

ahhh did obozo find an ass to kick....lol...


20 posted on 06/22/2010 7:54:05 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: ZULU

should we form our own honor/cheering guard to salute the general?

Imagine the msm angst when the people speak out in support of a general who demonstrates the president is incompetent.


21 posted on 06/22/2010 7:54:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TexasCajun
What the author is saying, is that Politico, having the disparaging comments McChrystal made about Obamah and his administration would not have printed them for fear of 'burning bridges' and losing access.

How's that for journalism!

22 posted on 06/22/2010 7:55:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

The thug is showing his true colors to ua and the world.
Someone is ego-maniacal, thin skinned and squandering his precious image daily.
The signs of a pending, colossal failure.


23 posted on 06/22/2010 7:55:07 AM PDT by two23 (Everything About Them Is a Lie)
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To: jessduntno

“Retired and speaking up like this wouldn’t be news at all...it would have been buried and written off as sour grapes, IMHO.”

BINGO.

Now, whittle Obambi has his whittle fwellings all sad —

and Obama, true to his thug nature, acts like a bully to the innocent general who was just trying to do his best for his men.

Perfect one-two punch.


24 posted on 06/22/2010 7:55:23 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: TexasCajun

“McChrystal voting for Obamah, tells you all you need to know about what he thinks of Juan MeCain.”

Probably thought he might have a shot at running things the right way with a no experience, no leadership, no exec in charge. He might turn out to be right.

We have no executive experience or leadership anywhere, at any level, in this administration.


25 posted on 06/22/2010 7:55:55 AM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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To: Mamzelle
what’s Widdle Pwecious gonna do?

He's going to conduct an academic study and hold a round-table discussion to help him discover whose a$$ he needs to kick.
26 posted on 06/22/2010 7:56:01 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: SE Mom

But if he was a “retired general”, then would anyone be talking about this right now? W had a Ret. General for every day of the week commenting on him, and really no one cared.

It’s a mixed situation at best. Obama gets exposed for the amateur he is, but our military gets exposed to open politics in the ranks.


27 posted on 06/22/2010 7:56:28 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: YankeeReb
In his own way he’s keeping his oath to the constitution. He is a patriot.

In that article McChrystal acknowledged that he voted for Obama, so he's no patriot. That makes him a flaming @sshole whose poor judgement makes me question his ability to tie his own shoes.

28 posted on 06/22/2010 7:56:43 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: TexasCajun

Typical Politico prop-up of the Bummer by proposing that the little chimp could possibly show bluster in the face of military commanders. McChrystal wanted out or a major sea change that wasn’t apparently happening.


29 posted on 06/22/2010 7:57:16 AM PDT by RightResponse (It depends on what the defamation of Islam is .....)
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To: TexasCajun
Shinseki Hero, McChrystal Bum.
30 posted on 06/22/2010 7:57:21 AM PDT by anita
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To: TexasCajun
Has someone got a way to count the number of times Barack Hussein has been described as “furious”? Or is that a spurious question?

Just curious.

31 posted on 06/22/2010 7:57:21 AM PDT by Mobties
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To: TexasCajun
[ The face-to-face comes as pundits are already calling for McChrystal to resign for insubordination. ]

He should resign at a press conference..
With the statement he will NOT WORK for A TRAITOR...
But more importantly for an incompetant traitor..

He could do it nicely on the Glen Beck Show... or Limbaugh.. or BOTH...

32 posted on 06/22/2010 7:58:26 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Jewbacca

I thought the same thing as soon as I heard this. He knew exactly what he was doing, and understood the consequences. He’s had a belly full and is doing it for his troops, IMHO.


33 posted on 06/22/2010 7:58:57 AM PDT by cld51860
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To: AD from SpringBay

“He’s going to conduct an academic study and hold a round-table discussion to help him discover whose a$$ he needs to kick.”

Then he will call in a special panel of “leading physicists and the best and brightest minds” to calculate the proper angle of attack and the torque required for maximum kickage. Be ready in 2013...


34 posted on 06/22/2010 7:59:17 AM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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To: TexasCajun

there’s no chance that this piece was accidental or the words inadvertant.

McChristal knows what it takes to win.

They either change to help him win or boot him out and confirm Eckilsberry with a self fulfilling prophecy.

If they boot him out then they hang the loss on themselves.

McChristal comes out clean.


35 posted on 06/22/2010 7:59:30 AM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: TexasCajun

good heavens, can ANYONE openly criticize the Usurper WITHOUT turning around and apologizing later? I think of all the people who criticized previous Presidents and stood by their words. Why is everyone all of a sudden wimpy now? From Joe Wilson to Barton to now McKrystal. What’s gotten into people?

This makes me furious. Here we have McKyrstal, a decorated war hero, who has proven his allegiance to this country, now having to crawl grovelling to this Usurper, who never risked anything for anyone except for his narcissitic self, a man who bowed to the Saudi king and emperor of Japan, and a decorated general has to go asking for forgiveness from HIM?????

I weep for my beloved America. What have we done to you?


36 posted on 06/22/2010 7:59:57 AM PDT by DecentAmerican
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To: jpsb

Just as an example of how a REAL general handled a similar situation MacAuthor met Truman half way for his butt chewing over Korea. I little island in the Pacific, he did not scurry to D.C. like a little boy. He made Truman get on a plane too. I wish we had generals like that now.


37 posted on 06/22/2010 7:59:57 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: TexasCajun


Who dares question me before my supplicants !!!
38 posted on 06/22/2010 8:00:12 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: jessduntno
I sense a Douglas MacArthur moment coming.

We have lost 35 military personnel in Afghanistan just this month.

If the fools in Washington are not going to allow our troops to defend themselves, much less fight the war, bring em home NOW.

39 posted on 06/22/2010 8:00:17 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: SE Mom
Honestly, if he wanted to out Obama- he could and should have resigned his commission first.

He gets way more attention this way. I think the war is at a turning point and this guy is immensely frustrated that if it goes negative it will reflect on him when he knows the real problem is that he's getting no support from DC.

I suspect that he was cornered by Biden into implementing the rules of engagement as some kind of quid pro quo for getting the troops he wanted. Bad situation for a general to be in.

40 posted on 06/22/2010 8:00:24 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: TexasCajun

He should voluntarily step down and REFUSE to apologize for the TRUTH. Missed another opportunity!

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The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan is being called to the White House for a meeting with President Obama after issuing an apology Tuesday for an interview in which he took shots at top administration officials and his staff described the president as unprepared for their first one-on-one encounter.

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.

...

(Dont’s feel too sorry for him, he VOTED FOR OBAMA!)

“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.”

...

The article claims McChrystal has seized control of the war “by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House.”

Asked by the Rolling Stone reporter about what he now feels of the war strategy advocated by Biden last fall – fewer troops, more drone attacks – McChrystal and his aides reportedly attempted to come up with a good one-liner to dismiss the question. “Are you asking about Vice President Biden?” McChrystal reportedly joked. “Who’s that?”

Biden initially opposed McChrystal’s proposal for additional forces last year. He favored a narrower focus on hunting terrorists.

“Biden?” one aide was quoted as saying. “Did you say: Bite me?”

Another aide reportedly called White House National Security Adviser Jim Jones, a retired four star general, a “clown” who was “stuck in 1985.”

...

“Here’s one that covers his flank for the history books,” McChrystal told the magazine. “Now, if we fail, they can say ‘I told you so.”’

...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/21/mcchrystal-says-ambassador-betrayed-criticism-afghan-war-strategy/


41 posted on 06/22/2010 8:00:37 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: thethirddegree

thin skinned? read my tagline for the quote


42 posted on 06/22/2010 8:01:23 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: Jewbacca

LOL!

He VOTED for Obama.

You have two thin skiined oersonalities at war with one another. It is a disaster.


43 posted on 06/22/2010 8:01:32 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Alberta's Child

“In that article McChrystal acknowledged that he voted for Obama, so he’s no patriot.”

So he says. No one will ever know. I personally doubt it.

Count the number of times you heard callers on CSPAN say “I used to be a Bush supporter, but . . . “

Gives credibility and non-partisan street creditials.


44 posted on 06/22/2010 8:02:01 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: nmh

See next post.


45 posted on 06/22/2010 8:02:24 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: YankeeReb
Huh?

He VOTED FOR OBAMA - he's not the brightes bulb out there.

When he saw Obama was creating another Viet Nam, he started to reevaluate his admiration for the thug. What he should do, is RESIGN and NOT APOLOGIZE - THAT would be a “patriot”. Instead the worm is apologizing for truth.

46 posted on 06/22/2010 8:03:32 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Jewbacca

Which one? The next one is mine.


47 posted on 06/22/2010 8:04:17 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: hosepipe
He could do it nicely on the Glen Beck Show... or Limbaugh.. or BOTH...

Wouldn't work that way. They would just chalk it up to theatrics. Do it in a special called press conference where MSM reporters can ask questions. You would get the biggest impact that way.

48 posted on 06/22/2010 8:04:42 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: anita
I was looking for just an example.

Thanks for the link.

49 posted on 06/22/2010 8:05:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: nmh

“He VOTED FOR OBAMA - he’s not the brightes bulb out there.”

He might have also said he was a Lumberjack in the Sahara Forest...it wouldn’t make it true.


50 posted on 06/22/2010 8:05:44 AM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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