Skip to comments.Furious Obama summons Gen. Stanley McChrystal to D.C
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
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 McChrystals remarks.
LOL...what’s Widdle Pwecious gonna do?
I think McCrystal fell on the sword on this.
He wanted to out Obama, and did so. Very effectively.
It is interesting (if sobering) to see what exactly will spur this president to action - namely, any threat to his inflated ego.
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.
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.
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.
“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.’”
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.
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.
He is going to crack hard on Obozo after he leaves the military.
McChrystal voting for Obamah, tells you all you need to know about what he thinks of Juan MeCain.
Explain his remarks?
Obama should explain his Presidency
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.
“This guy was special ops- hes 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.
Makes more news this way.
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.
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...?
ahhh did obozo find an ass to kick....lol...
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.
How's that for journalism!
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.
“Retired and speaking up like this wouldnt be news at all...it would have been buried and written off as sour grapes, IMHO.”
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
“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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
He should voluntarily step down and REFUSE to apologize for the TRUTH. Missed another opportunity!
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.”’
thin skinned? read my tagline for the quote
He VOTED for Obama.
You have two thin skiined oersonalities at war with one another. It is a disaster.
“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.
See next post.
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.
Which one? The next one is mine.
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.
Thanks for the link.
“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.