Skip to comments.General Stanley McChrystal Tenders His Resignation (Cap. Hill source, Mattis replaces?)
Posted on 06/22/2010 2:51:23 PM PDT by kristinn
A senior Capitol Hill source tells me that General Stanley McChrystal had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama and that the White House is actively discussing a replacement who could be quickly confirmed by the Senate.
The source said that among the names being touted as possible successors are General James Mattis, the outgoing head of the US Joint Forces Command and due to retire after being passed over as US Marine Corps commander, and Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of Natos Training Mission in Afghanistan.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
Mattis is awesome!
McChrystal needed to resign. The pity is that anyone who follows is likely to be worse, not better...and the biggest problem we face in Afghanistan is Obama in the White House!
hunh wow. if only they dealt with terrorists this efficiently.
So we’re going to let a stupid article by a stupid “journalist” in the Rolling Stone determine our policy in Afghanistan? Brilliant! And we wonder why we’re ineffective?
I don’t know him. I read a LOT of good things about McChrystal when he was appointed, but I think he started off mediocre and went downhill fast.
McChrystal was not the best of the best. Most likely his successor would be an improvement.
Nah, Obama has never been hit so directly with dissent. He can’t handle it. But he’s gonna have to get used to it because other countries also get a say, or they too could withdraw from helping Obama...
“Dear General __________”
I hereby request a transfer to the United States Army Retired Reserve effective at the end of theis month.
Good luck to you, Sir.
The “Community Organizer in Chief” strikes again!! What a disgrace to America.
“On February 1, 2005, Lieutenant General Mattis, speaking Ad libitum at a forum in San Diego, said “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right upfront with you, I like brawling.” Mattis’s remarks sparked controversy and General Michael W. Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps, issued a statement suggesting that Mattis should have chosen his words more carefully, but would not be disciplined”
Barry doesn't know he quit?
General James N. Mattis, USMC is the current Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). He previously served as Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation from November 9, 2007 to September 8, 2009. Prior to that, he served as Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force and Commander, U.S. Marine Forces Central Command. He continues to serve as Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command which assumed on November 9, 2007.
I can’t imagine Mattis fighting under the present ROE...he’s a Marine.
And you think obama will pick a better candidate?
Anyone who speaks out against the status quo is OK w/me.
Mattis is an outstanding commander, but if I were him, I’d stick to his original plan of retiring later this year. Otherwise, he’ll fall into the same trap as McChyrstal with this schizophrenic Administration dictating strategy.
Wow—Mattis is my new hero!
Well so far everyone that works for Obama is a POS.
My expectations remain lower than low for this replacement that Obama hires.....
be patient! Obama is next going to summon the Taliban to the White House.
Here’s the real Mattis;
“When you men get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she’s dating a pussy.”
Attributed to US Marine Major General James Mattis as he addressed
the Marines of 1st Marine Division prior to commencement of
combat operations in support of Iraqi Freedom.
NBC’s Chuck Todd says he has it from a senior aide that “There is a path for Gen. McCrystal to save his job; everything depends on how the meeting w/POTUS goes tomorrow morning.”
Mattis led the 1st Marine Division across the Diyala into Baghdad in April 2003. He’s a heck of a commander but I think he would do poorly under Gates and Obama since he does not suffer fools lightly.
The resignation has not been accepted yet. Obama said he’ll decide after meeting with McChrystal tomorrow.
More from Rahm’s lunch buddy ...
# Senior admin aides: McCrystal has not offered his resignation but has informed superiors he is prepared to do so. 3 minutes ago via web
# Senior aide: There is a path for Gen. McCrystal to save his job; everything depends on how the meeting w/POTUS goes tomorrow morning. 23 minutes ago via web
# Senior admin source, no one Atlantic knows/has heard/seen etc. anything about a resignation offer from Gen. McCrystal. 28 minutes ago via web
Forget it, they won’t pick Mattis...it will be Lieutenant General William Caldwell.
“Caldwell attended Hargrave Military Academy, a military high school in Chatham Virginia. From there, he was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After graduation from West Point in 1976, Caldwell served in posts throughout the country and overseas. He continued his education with a master’s degree in systems technology from the U. S. Naval Post Graduate School and then a master of military arts and sciences from the School for Advanced Military Studies which is part of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Lt. Gen. Caldwell has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard University as a Senior Service College Fellow.”
Harvard, there’s the cherry on all that education.
Accepting this resignation is a mistake on Obama’s part, but par for the course for one with such a huge ego. First, it will allow the general to unload his criticisms of this administration to anyone who will hear them. Second, Obama now owns the war, and all the body count. This is fine if you’re willing to do what it takes to win the war, but I don’t think Obama’s got what it takes.
Incredible. Obama is terrified of having to assume responsibility for Afghanistan.
Looks like the General cut BHO off at the pass.
Gen. McChrystal to offer letter of resignation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (cbs) — CBS News has confirmed that General Stanley McChrystal has offered a letter of resignation to President Obama.
Mr. Obama has summoned McChrystal to a White House meeting tomorrow to explain derisive comments made by the General and his aides about the President, the Vice President and other administration officials.
It’s not known if the President will accept General McChrystal’s resignation.
They had to do it to force a confrontation like is happening or they are just so disgusted that they don't give a flying #$&*.
We know that the General asked for, immediately, 60-80,000 troops or risk failure and that "commander zero" dissembled for 6 mos. before acquiescing to less than half.
We also know that "zero" waited for 4 mos. before a face to face 10 min. photo op "strategy meeting".
It is apparent that obama has never intended to win in afghanistan and has even told the enemy that we will leave in a year.
My question is whether the ROE were strictly McChrystal's, as implied by the White House, and if he actually believed in them or were they forced down his throat as the only way to get more troops.
I do question his judgement if he actually did vote for obama.
Perhaps, as he is Commander in Chief “The Divine One”- omnicompetent that he is- should take the field!
no, that wasn’t Mattis, that phrase is much older than this war. :)
Mattis heard from the families directly in the Hamdania case, heard how their sons were ordered to do what they did and ignored the family's pleas.
Mattis was a young Captain when I was a Cpl, I met him years ago. he has a great reputation from people who served directly under him, but since gettiing his star, he is much more political and offensive
Remember that Col relieved for “going too slow” in the invasion of 2003?
That Col was doing just fine, but the Col who replaced him had ZERO combat experience and needed it to get HIS first star. Know who replaced him??
That's right,. Mattis.
Gen Mattis USMC please.
Did McChrystal really vote for Obama or is the Rolling Stone just saying so?
> ... possible successors are General James Mattis,... and Lieutenant General William Caldwell ...
Dumb move for anyone to accept the position of “Official Scapegoat”.
Its your war now LBJbama!
Pray for America and Our Troops
General McC was stabbed in the back at every turn.
The Obammunist always wanted troops out of Afghanistan. bin Laden was in Pakistan. Hussein wanted to hunt him down with drones, no U.S. casualties, like Klinton in Serbia.
He told McC to give him a war plan. McC wanted X troops. Hussein put him off for months then didn't give him enough and took too long for them to get there.
In the meantime, The Obammunist put unreasonable restrictions on Rules of Engagement.
McC was hampered at every step for political reasons.
The Obammunist told McC to go to Europe and get troops from NATO then took him to the woodshed when he didn't like McC's approach.
Barak Hussein bin Obama al-Kenyata does not like USA military, never has, he is a Marxist. He has his own Democrat/Communist agenda which is proceeding just fine.
He has said so himself that he voted for the dud. So as far as I’m concerned, Stanley can go pound sand. Anyone with any ounce of military experience should have been running away from this administration or anyone connected to it.
So maybe his yearn to advance in an environment that would be short on takers may have been his goal but he soon learned he just outsmarted himself. Just rewards from my view.
hunting feral afghanis
“General McC was stabbed in the back at every turn.”
Then he should have resigned in protest. Mouthing off does NOTHING good! It just gives Obama an excuse...
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