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General Stanley McChrystal Tenders His Resignation (Cap. Hill source, Mattis replaces?)
UK Telegraph ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Toby Harnden

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 Nato’s Training Mission in Afghanistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; biteme; mcchrystal; obama; resignation; wot
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1 posted on 06/22/2010 2:51:30 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Mattis is awesome!


2 posted on 06/22/2010 2:52:59 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: kristinn

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!


3 posted on 06/22/2010 2:53:02 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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To: kristinn

hunh wow. if only they dealt with terrorists this efficiently.


4 posted on 06/22/2010 2:54:03 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (so far behind the curve, it's in back of me.)
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To: kristinn

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?


5 posted on 06/22/2010 2:55:20 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: DarthVader

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.


6 posted on 06/22/2010 2:55:33 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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To: DarthVader

Is he?


7 posted on 06/22/2010 2:56:06 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Mr Rogers

McChrystal was not the best of the best. Most likely his successor would be an improvement.


8 posted on 06/22/2010 2:57:00 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: popdonnelly

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...


9 posted on 06/22/2010 2:57:24 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: kristinn

“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.

V/R

//S//


10 posted on 06/22/2010 2:57:59 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: kristinn

The “Community Organizer in Chief” strikes again!! What a disgrace to America.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 2:58:10 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: kristinn

ha!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis
“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”


12 posted on 06/22/2010 2:58:21 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: kristinn
Just what was Barack doing on CNN a few minutes ago talking about McChrystal?

Barry doesn't know he quit?

13 posted on 06/22/2010 2:59:20 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis


14 posted on 06/22/2010 2:59:58 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: kristinn

//


15 posted on 06/22/2010 3:00:01 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: DarthVader

I can’t imagine Mattis fighting under the present ROE...he’s a Marine.


16 posted on 06/22/2010 3:00:07 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: Carley

And you think obama will pick a better candidate?


17 posted on 06/22/2010 3:00:41 PM PDT by DWC (what do kids know about)
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To: Irenic

Great catch.


18 posted on 06/22/2010 3:01:46 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: kristinn

Anyone who speaks out against the status quo is OK w/me.


19 posted on 06/22/2010 3:01:49 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (W TN)
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To: kristinn

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.


20 posted on 06/22/2010 3:02:17 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Irenic

Wow—Mattis is my new hero!


21 posted on 06/22/2010 3:03:55 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: kristinn

Well so far everyone that works for Obama is a POS.

My expectations remain lower than low for this replacement that Obama hires.....


22 posted on 06/22/2010 3:04:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: the invisib1e hand

be patient! Obama is next going to summon the Taliban to the White House.


23 posted on 06/22/2010 3:04:32 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Recon Dad

I agree.


24 posted on 06/22/2010 3:04:56 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: kristinn

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.


25 posted on 06/22/2010 3:05:02 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: kristinn

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MTQwODJiMzNkYTRlNTRlMmU2NWVlNGYwZjg3MjE1MjU=

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.”


26 posted on 06/22/2010 3:05:02 PM PDT by maggief
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To: cll

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.


27 posted on 06/22/2010 3:05:24 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: TexasCajun

The resignation has not been accepted yet. Obama said he’ll decide after meeting with McChrystal tomorrow.


28 posted on 06/22/2010 3:07:37 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: maggief

More from Rahm’s lunch buddy ...

http://twitter.com/chucktodd

# 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


29 posted on 06/22/2010 3:07:55 PM PDT by maggief
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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.”
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Harvard, there’s the cherry on all that education.


30 posted on 06/22/2010 3:07:55 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: kristinn
What's he gonna do, tell him he can't quit and order him back to Afghanistan?
31 posted on 06/22/2010 3:09:10 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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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.


32 posted on 06/22/2010 3:10:12 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: maggief

Incredible. Obama is terrified of having to assume responsibility for Afghanistan.


33 posted on 06/22/2010 3:10:19 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: popdonnelly
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?

Yeah, you are right. But why for the life of me did McChrystal allow this guy to roam around as he did? Whatever you think of the Obama (and we almost all believe his administration is a ship of fools) team, McChrystal was very foolish in this situation.
34 posted on 06/22/2010 3:11:35 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: kristinn

Looks like the General cut BHO off at the pass.


35 posted on 06/22/2010 3:12:07 PM PDT by maggief
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To: kristinn

http://www.kmox.com/Gen—McChrystal-to-offer-letter-of-resignation/7527667

Gen. McChrystal to offer letter of resignation

kmoxnews@kmox.com

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.

(snip)


37 posted on 06/22/2010 3:18:14 PM PDT by maggief
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To: kristinn; popdonnelly
I find it hard to believe that Gen. McChrystal or any of his officers inadvertently let these things "slip" to a reporter with a known anti-US military bias that worked for a magazine with a known anti-US military bias.

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.

38 posted on 06/22/2010 3:19:10 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: kristinn

Perhaps, as he is Commander in Chief “The Divine One”- omnicompetent that he is- should take the field!


39 posted on 06/22/2010 3:20:00 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Recon Dad

no, that wasn’t Mattis, that phrase is much older than this war. :)


40 posted on 06/22/2010 3:20:18 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: DarthVader
Mattis is also the general who let the Hamdania trials go forth and also Haditha

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.

41 posted on 06/22/2010 3:23:34 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: kristinn

Gen Mattis USMC please.


42 posted on 06/22/2010 3:28:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Eagles6

Did McChrystal really vote for Obama or is the Rolling Stone just saying so?


43 posted on 06/22/2010 3:28:55 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: kristinn

> ... possible successors are General James Mattis,... and Lieutenant General William Caldwell ...
Dumb move for anyone to accept the position of “Official Scapegoat”.


45 posted on 06/22/2010 3:39:09 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go; FIRE OBAMA NOW !!!)
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To: kristinn

Its your war now LBJbama!

Pray for America and Our Troops


46 posted on 06/22/2010 3:43:35 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: Mr Rogers
" I read a LOT of good things about McChrystal when he was appointed, but I think he started off mediocre and went downhill fast."

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.

yitbos

47 posted on 06/22/2010 3:43:49 PM PDT by bruinbirdman (GET RID OF REID ! !)
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To: Eagles6

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.


48 posted on 06/22/2010 3:44:45 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: kristinn

hunting feral afghanis
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2058077541080501493#


49 posted on 06/22/2010 3:45:02 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go; FIRE OBAMA NOW !!!)
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To: bruinbirdman

“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...


50 posted on 06/22/2010 3:51:07 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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