Skip to comments.Statement By Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Posted on 06/23/2010 11:22:51 AM PDT by STARWISE
This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.
I strongly support the President's strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment and a desire to see the mission succeed that I tendered my resignation.
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A missed opportunity to resign and tell the truth.
I hope he becomes a political consultant on Fox and tells the truth.
Although I seriously doubt it (as it appears he is a Dear Leader supporter, and if not a Lib, leans left) I would love to see him write a tell-all book!
Unfortunately, his statement does not leave much room for him to be a whistle-blower on the Obama administration's incompetence.
I still CANNOT believe GENERAL McChrystal actually voted for BHO.
What military officer in his right mind would do such an idiotic thing?
Typically, when someone this senior is relieved they retire almost immediately. That is what Douglas MacArthur did when Truman relieved him of command during the Korean War.
I don’t know what will happen for him.
All I do know is that Michael Yon said he would refuse to re-embed with our troops in Afghanistan if McChrystal were still in command. Yon is closer to the troops than McC could hope to be, and he knows whats going down. The troops had lost confidence in him. Yon seemed to think that things were being mismanaged over there. I tend to believe him. I am glad McC is headed out. Patraeus will be a far better leader.
This may work out. This is another shining example of how insecure and incompetent Zero is. Look for his poll number to go below 40% favorable on this issue alone.
I’d be sorry if you are right, as I am hoping that Gen. McCrysal’s departure from office will liberate him to do just that — tell the truth. Can we not hope that he will? Are you aware of reasons to think he will not?
I’d be sorry if you are right, as I am hoping that Gen. McCrystal’s departure from office will liberate him to do just that — tell the truth. Can we not hope that he will? Are you aware of reasons to think he will not?
An Observation on Obamas Decision
It doesnt feel right. I am left with a sense of dread.
But we have to get beyond this.
We cannot continue to risk life and limb if Afghan men arent equipped to grab the baton from us.
Maybe Afghan women should marry American men and produce some Afghans with higher testosterone levels.
Im only half kidding.
Petraeus IS the man for the job. And I hope he can undo the damage Obama has done.
God, I hope he can.
Because the thought of abandoning Afghan women, again, just sickens me.
I’ll buy his book...
That will come soon enough.
He is a patriot, smart, loyal, and loves America.
He would make a great President in 2012. Better than any name previously suggested. He has been tested. I admire him and know he has a place in saving America. MO
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight
Heroes are rarely given a ticker-tape send-off they deserve. Theyre either killed in service, or run-out on a rail by the less heroic who want to save face. Heroism is often a burden instead of a badge of honor.
Great idea - someone who knows what they're talking about and with the moxie to actually say it...
“I strongly support the President’s strategy in Afghanistan”
Well, good luck to you, sir, but you lost my respect.
Our so-called president acts like a spoiled brat.
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