Skip to comments.Breaking: Joe Klein on CNN just said McChrystal has submitted his resignation!
Posted on 06/22/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT by DGHoodini
Time author on CNN stated a WH source told him that McChrystal has submitted his resignation, but Obama has not yet accepted it.
If true, good for him.
Did McChrystal plan the whole thing?
I think so.
Can’t wait for his book.
If his “background comments” were what he truly believed, he should have resigned months ago.
Obama may not accept. McChrystal may be free to opine if he is no longer in the chain of command.
Good. After bammy accepts it, McChrystal can speak freely. I am very interested in what he has to say.
My guess too.
He got out in front of being fired.
McCrystal leaves having made his case and one-up over the Won.
CNN, no confirmation yet.
FoxNews, no idea.
Good. Now he can speak out.
OK, but was it HIS idea or His Ineptitude’s?
I think he was hoping things would turn around.
But comments by the administraton over the last week that they were committed to the July withdrawal date were the last straw for McCrystal IMO.
“Kenyan in Thief” wants to get some mileage out of this piece of news. He is one big POS.
I’m not inclined to think so, and I think he’s sorry he said it to a reporter, but I think he’s not going to back down
on why he said what he said, and feels the way he does.
But that’s just me reading tea leaves.
Good for him. That’ll steal some of Zero’s thunder.
McChrystal’s Remarks Signal the Frustrations of A General Who Knows He Cannot Win
By Gen. Paul Vallely (ret.) &
Published June 22, 2010
Afghanistan has been a major debacle based on an errant strategy since early 2002 when General Tommy Franks and the Bush administration decided to convert the war there from an unconventional to a conventional plan. They fell into a trap and erred with a strategy of counter-insurgency warfare, i.e. nation building, before the enemy is defeated.
Our currently top military leader in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his predecessors fell into the trap as well. And now we are in unwinnable situation.
Gen. McChrystal, as well as the troops, are in a total state of frustration. Rolling Stone magazine is an interesting media venue for McChrystal to vent his frustrations. If I were McChrystal and knew I was going to be fired, I would announce my resignation before being embarrassed by a White House photo-op. And I would state emphatically why I am retiring.
Added to the mess is incompetent political and diplomatic leadership.
Nine years. No victory, no clear winnable strategy.
Maj. Gen. Paul Valley, U.S. Army (ret.) is chairman of Stand Up America.
Good, now he can speak freely on the fraud that is the Obama Administration. I dont know why some got so outraged, what he said was true. Obama is a big fraud and a dumb ass, oh what a shock
Beat me to it. Enjoy your pension, General.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
One Way Obama Could Save Face . . . [Daniel Foster]
Refuse McChrystal’s resignation. The general is a man of honor, and no idiot. There’s a good chance he’ll show up in Washington with a resignation letter in hand. President Obama could refuse it, and then go to the public and say something like, “our efforts in Afghanistan are too important to let an unfortunate lapse of judgment like this undermine them. So I told General McChrystal that he must finish his task, and that I would not accept his resignation at this time.”
This might allow Obama to look like the bigger man while having it both ways. He’d avoid adding instability to his command structure at a crucial juncture in the war in Afghanistan, and avoid looking weak by not dismissing an insubordinate general.
The messaging would be: McChrystal knew he goofed up, and came to me with his gun and his badge. But this was my call, and I did what was best for the country.
Can’t wait for his first post resignation interview! That’s going to be a *big* get! Hope it’s on FNC.
I hope so!
I agree. He beat Obama with the resignation. Good!
Obama will come out looking much worse than McChrystal. That’s what matters. I feel like I am seeing Obama’s presidency (how I hate typing those words!) crumble before my eyes! Beautiful sight!
Duncan Boothby RESIGNS: McChrystal Aide Steps Down In Wake Of Rolling Stone Piece
Duncan Boothby, a “senior media aide” to Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has resigned in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone expose that features McChrystal’s staff openly criticizing key members of the Obama administration.
The Washington Post reported that Boothby, a civilian press aide, “was heavily involved in arranging access for journalist Michael Hastings to McChrystal and his staff this year so Hastings could write the profile, titled ‘The Runaway General.’”
Methinks McChristal wanted out. He also may have seen the writing on the wall regarding his future. This whole thing is becoming Vietnam Redux with politicians running the military strategy and short term thinking for political purposes.
All depends on where he goes... If he does Keith and/or Rachel we are doomed, lol.
No he can’t. He’s still a General after he resigns. Now if he resigns his commission and forfeit all his retirement then he will truly be free to speak.
Having said that, it’s unlikely he would be punished for speaking out as a retired general.
Of course, this is Obama we're talking about, so you never really know.
No rational President would want this, anyway.
McChrystal was be fully aware of the consequences of openly criticizing his CIC.
However this came down, it was McChrystal who orchestrated it.
What's wrong Barry does McChrystal have your butt over a Chicago mud hole? Barry is Screeeeeerred that he may publicly say how stupid his your war rules are that gets our troops killed after his retirement.
Tomorrow, McChrystal should let it be known that he wants his extra 30 to 40 thousand troops and change his asinine ROEs.
If Joe Klein told me the sky is blue, I’d go outside to verify it.
Reports of the meeting seem like too many sh't faced sophomores.
It’s what he needed to do.
calling Barry’s bluff..........If Barry accepts it, then who can he find that will want that job? If Barry doesn’t accept, he looks like the weak tit he is. No win for Oilbama, just like gulf spill, he will come out coated in crud.
You should have read the whole story before commenting. He said the one person he likes in the Administration is Hillary Clinton. Why are some you all so fast to want someone to run for President when you don’t even know how they lean. In this case it is toward Hillary.
If not, why not?
I don’t know that he felt that way months ago, and from what I’ve read, the reporter took many liberties in the way he wrote the story.
Good for the general. He’s a hero. Obama is a sh*t.
Good (but scary) question...
Michael Yon, whose reporting I admire greatly, has been highly critical of McChrystal.
I am sure he will be pleased with this news!
The General is just a racist. </sarcasm
General McChrystal goes rogue.
Housing sales dip.
Judge slams Obama's drilling ban.
Gaza heats up.
Blago is on trial and the dirt is flying.
Polls say Hillary better POTUS than Obama.
No Congressional budget this year.
Insurance costs rise.
Other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?
Wonderful. Now he is FREE to speak his mind, right?
the resignation could be orchestrated. mcchrystal prostrates himself on the alter of obama, but the commander in chief magnanimously refuses to accept the resignation.
obama gets a double whammy.