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Obama to relieve McChrystal of command
MSNBC ^ | June 23, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 06/23/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT by MaestroLC

Sources tell NBC News that the president has decided to replace him

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has decided to relieve Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command over all U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, sources tell NBC News.

Obama is scheduled to make an official 1:30 p.m. EDT announcement about the general.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mcchristal; military; muslim; muslimvictory; obama; petty; small; victory4enemy; victory4islam; weakhorse
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Nuance.
1 posted on 06/23/2010 10:30:25 AM PDT by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC

Obama to promote Bill Ayers to head up the Afghan Conflict...


2 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:00 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: MaestroLC

When Presidential ego outweighs victory, we’re in trouble.

I haven’t read the interview ... but McChrystal was dumb to go after the administration, and the administration was dumb to let him resign for it.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:00 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: MaestroLC

General David Petraeus is to replace him.


4 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:11 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: MaestroLC

Obama is a thin-skinned pussy who should be impeached, tried for treason and sent to Gitmo to rot with his muslim buddies.


5 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:35 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: MaestroLC

It is really a shame but he knows the UCMJ and should not have broken the law. Thank God he is not going to Courts Martial....he certainly could have.


6 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: MaestroLC

If McCrystal had blamed Bush for the article, he would still have a job.


7 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:48 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MaestroLC

This is a classic example of Washington DC making a mountain out of a mole hill. No insubordination was committed. This is all about ego.


8 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:05 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: MaestroLC

he sure responds quickly to personal and strategic criticism. just not to environmental disasters and your future.


9 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:26 AM PDT by sappy
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To: MaestroLC

Isn’t it a shame that an illegal alien, muslim, muslim sympathizer, and impostor can even be in the same room as someone with the credential as McChrystal . . . and to have that punk “relieve” him of command is such an insult to a loyal American.

When will this madness end.


10 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:42 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: napscoordinator

Don’t think that idea wasn’t entertained at some point.


11 posted on 06/23/2010 10:35:00 AM PDT by tenger (If u hav integrity, nothing else matters. If u don't hav integrity, nothing else matters -Simpson(D))
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To: MaestroLC

I feel very bad for our troops. They make so many brave and selfless sacrifices - including giving our lives - and America repays them by voting in Obama the clown. To the extent I can, I deeply apologize to our armed forces for this. although I did not vote for Obama, nd tried to warn many others not to.


12 posted on 06/23/2010 10:35:21 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: MaestroLC

...let’s see, a Muslin fires a general who complained about the WH complacency on the WOT. AN effective General who had his troops backing.....those same troops who now have to protect themselves under more restrictive ROE. Did we really expect any sort of different result?. Did Odumbo get his tee time?


13 posted on 06/23/2010 10:35:44 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: SaraJohnson

George Bush is no longer POTUS and former POTUSs are not mentioned in Article 88 UCMJ. The President and Vice President specifically are mentioned.


14 posted on 06/23/2010 10:36:06 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: MaestroLC

Pres’ent DUh-bama is the one who should be “RELIEVED of command”. His own party said worse of him during the campaign...he asked one of them to be his running mate and filled cabinet posts with the rest. They were all far more critical than any comments attributed to the general.


15 posted on 06/23/2010 10:36:19 AM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: thethirddegree

My sentiments exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:28 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: MaestroLC

Is it just me, but does Petraus become the leading candidate for the Republican nomination in 2012 should he succeed in Afghanistan? Just sayin.


17 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:35 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: MaestroLC

McChrystal should ask Hussein to see his birth certificate before clearing out his desk.


18 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:38 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: MaestroLC

Did’t Obama hand pick him after he was elected or am I thinking of someone else?


19 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:47 AM PDT by trad_anglican
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To: cvq3842
The troops just got a large boost of morale if Petraeus is to be appointed.

Look for ROE's to be altered before too long.

20 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:08 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: MaestroLC

Obama’s General gets dumped, Bush’s General returns.

Can Bush return as CIC too?


21 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:21 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: tenger

Your probably right but it would have been a horrible episode. I could just imagine it and gives me shivers. lol.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:20 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: MaestroLC
McChrystal resigned, yet the White House and their media are making it sound as if Obama fired the General.

Regardless, what does this situation say about Obama’s leadership?

Like everything else Obama touches, this war is in chaos.

As Rush is now saying, Patraeus is replacing McChrystal. But, I thought that Patraeus was a liar (remember be-tray-us)?

23 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:05 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
This is a classic example of Washington DC making a mountain out of a mole hill. No insubordination was committed. This is all about ego.

Obama: As you know, I have an ego the size of the Louisiana oil leak. Because accommodating this is vastly more important than either the Louisiana oil leak or success in Afghanistan I have decided to get rid of my own handpicked successor to the Bush guy I removed to show that NO ONE disses me. When everyone pays me the proper respect, then everything will start working properly as I have intended.
24 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:05 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: napscoordinator

He is no wet behind the ears neophyte. He did what he did on purpose. Let’s just hope we get the chance to find out why.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:26 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: napscoordinator
How did the General break the law? I believe that none of the quotes in the article were from him.
26 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:38 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: MaestroLC

SOME QUESTIONS:

So, where is Gen. McChrystal going ? Is he retiring or does he get a desk job ?

How is Petreaus going to handle both CENTCOM and Afghanistan? ( and if he gets only the Afghanistan job, isn’t he in a sense, being demoted as well ?)


27 posted on 06/23/2010 10:44:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SnakeDoctor

McCrystal now has standing to challange Obama’s legitimacy as President in Court if he so chooses to do so. If Obama isn’t eligible to serve as President, he isn’t eligible to relieve anyone of command.

General McCrystal, PLEASE go after him!!!


28 posted on 06/23/2010 10:47:11 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: MaestroLC

I cannot believe that we would allow a reporter from Rolling Stone to bring down our commanding general in Afghanistan.

But then again the voters are the real ones to blame for elevating a Marxist community agitator to be CINC.


29 posted on 06/23/2010 10:47:11 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: xkaydet65

“George Bush is no longer POTUS...”


REALLY?!!!? You are kidding me. I thought Bush was president! ;)


30 posted on 06/23/2010 10:48:09 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MaestroLC

The media spin will be that Maobama is “tough” because he fired his main-man in The Stan over an un-flattering article.


31 posted on 06/23/2010 10:49:24 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: MaestroLC
I would love to see a patriot Secret Service agent relieve Obama of command.
32 posted on 06/23/2010 10:51:11 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (When in doubt, choose FREEDOM!)
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To: MaestroLC
I would love to see a patriot Secret Service agent relieve Obama of command.
33 posted on 06/23/2010 10:53:06 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (When in doubt, choose FREEDOM!)
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To: MaestroLC

Silly General, see what comes of voting for idiots? Patraeus becomes the super General now. Appointed by Bush, now Obama recognizes Bush’s superior judgement and hands him the reins. Patraeus says to Obama, all your authority belong to me. Shoosh. Obama is powned by two Generals in one day.


34 posted on 06/23/2010 10:53:49 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: MaestroLC
“Obama to relieve McChrystal of command, “

Good, now that we have taken care of the procedural bullshit, lets talk about what McC supposedly said and see if it is valuable.
1: Obama didn't know who McC was,2: appeared to be disengaged (code for being spaced out);3: Obama’s representatives, Holbrooke and the “Clown” of an Ambassador kept f—king up the situation in Afghanistan by working against the existing Afghan government;4: Biden is mentally deficient; 5: and most importantly, ours and the NATO troops, are dying because no one is paying attention to those who must fight and die for a “limp wrist, light in the loafers” duffer and part time president. I'm sorry McC maybe viewed as unloyal to the CIC Office but glad as hell that the information is out in the open. McC could have said: "Sir: It may sound disrespectful, but everything I said is TRUE and history should know it!"

35 posted on 06/23/2010 10:56:03 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: MaestroLC

The Boy King throws a tantrum.


36 posted on 06/23/2010 10:56:14 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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To: MaestroLC

Lincoln fires “MC” Clellen. Truman fires “MAC” Arthur. Now Obama fires “MC” Chrystal. What’s with the “Mc’s and Macs”?


37 posted on 06/23/2010 10:58:17 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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38 posted on 06/23/2010 11:03:58 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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Won’t the appointment of Petraeus make the moonbats go wild??? I thought they loathed this guy?


39 posted on 06/23/2010 11:06:51 AM PDT by erikm88
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To: SnakeDoctor
"I haven’t read the interview ... but McChrystal was dumb to go after the administration, and the administration was dumb to let him resign for it."

I did read the interview and I agree with your conclusions, entirely.

40 posted on 06/23/2010 11:09:49 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: MaestroLC

I smell a best-selling non-fiction book in the immediate future of Gen. McChrystal, just saying.


41 posted on 06/23/2010 11:10:32 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: SeekAndFind
'So, where is Gen. McChrystal going ? Is he retiring or does he get a desk job ?"

Retirement forthwith. You don't survive being relieved - usually ever - but NEVER when relieved of theater command.

42 posted on 06/23/2010 11:15:41 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: napscoordinator

Sorry, but I’m not able to find anything that he’s SAID that is against the UCMJ. Can you specify what he said wrong?


43 posted on 06/23/2010 11:21:30 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: SaraJohnson

My reply was in reference to your comment on reaction if McChrystal had said these things about Bush as Obama continually does. As Obama is POTUS, Article 88 controls what cannot be said by a commissioned officer about him.McChrystal had to be dealt with. He could have been charged and brought before a general court martial.


44 posted on 06/23/2010 11:22:21 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

yup. ego. when it comes to that Obamie will take a drop of water and magnify it into a hurricane.


45 posted on 06/23/2010 11:36:10 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: napscoordinator

“It is really a shame but he knows the UCMJ and should not have broken the law. Thank God he is not going to Courts Martial....he certainly could have.”

What evidence is there he broke military law? Decorum, maybe. Politics, definitely. But methinks you’ve fell for what is largely a non-story. If people are upset, he must have done something wrong. And since he’s who he is,l he should have known better. Except at the bottom of the controversy, there’s not much to it. Which is why when the MSM wrings its hands about the scandal you don’t hear any specific quotes (attributable to McChrystal). Just that bad things were said.

Read the article. I didn’t think it was a big deal. Though it’s hard to tell, what with the author’s rambling, slap-dash style.


46 posted on 06/23/2010 11:54:20 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“Patraeus says to Obama, all your authority belong to me. Shoosh. Obama is powned by two Generals in one day.”

Please lay off the 14 year-old lingo.


47 posted on 06/23/2010 11:56:45 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

Please lay off the 14 year-old lingo.

Its 9 year old language, and I enjoy using it especially when discussing Mr. Skittles.


48 posted on 06/23/2010 11:59:15 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: erikm88
Won’t the appointment of Petraeus make the moonbats go wild??? I thought they loathed this guy?

They do. Gen. Patraeus should watch his back with the Marxist in chief. Wouldn't trust him for a minute.

Could be


49 posted on 06/23/2010 12:02:31 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("Watch out that you are not deceived..."-Luke 21:8)
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To: thethirddegree
Obama is a thin-skinned pussy who should be impeached, tried for treason and sent to Gitmo to rot with his muslim buddies.

Awesome post!
50 posted on 06/23/2010 2:33:53 PM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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