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Statement By Gen. Stanley McChrystal
WBZ/AP ^ | 6-23-10

Posted on 06/23/2010 11:22:51 AM PDT by STARWISE

*snip*

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fallguy; genstanleymcchrystal; mcchrystal; muslim; muslimvictory; resignation; suicidebycop; underthebus; victory4enemy; victory4islam
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God bless him for his service and for enduring so much BS from the politicians. I'm assuming he's remaining in the service and that he'll be reassigned. Anyone know the protocol ?
1 posted on 06/23/2010 11:22:55 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

A missed opportunity to resign and tell the truth.


2 posted on 06/23/2010 11:24:21 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: STARWISE

I hope he becomes a political consultant on Fox and tells the truth.


3 posted on 06/23/2010 11:24:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: STARWISE
I'll wager (and if he's smart) he retires.

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!

4 posted on 06/23/2010 11:25:25 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: STARWISE
This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan

Is he resigning as Commander and being reassigned, or retiring?
5 posted on 06/23/2010 11:26:01 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: STARWISE
No, he's done. He'll retire now.

Unfortunately, his statement does not leave much room for him to be a whistle-blower on the Obama administration's incompetence.

6 posted on 06/23/2010 11:26:21 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Obama is to freedom as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: STARWISE

I still CANNOT believe GENERAL McChrystal actually voted for BHO.

What military officer in his right mind would do such an idiotic thing?


7 posted on 06/23/2010 11:26:36 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: STARWISE

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.


8 posted on 06/23/2010 11:26:41 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: STARWISE

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.


9 posted on 06/23/2010 11:26:56 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: STARWISE

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.


10 posted on 06/23/2010 11:27:15 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: MindBender26

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?


11 posted on 06/23/2010 11:27:47 AM PDT by JOHN ADAMS
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To: MindBender26

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?


12 posted on 06/23/2010 11:28:01 AM PDT by JOHN ADAMS
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To: STARWISE

An Observation on Obama’s Decision

It doesn’t 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 aren’t equipped to grab the baton from us.

Maybe Afghan women should marry American men and produce some Afghans with higher testosterone levels.

I’m 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.


13 posted on 06/23/2010 11:28:26 AM PDT by rosettasister
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To: Never on my watch

I’ll buy his book...


14 posted on 06/23/2010 11:28:32 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: MindBender26

That will come soon enough.


15 posted on 06/23/2010 11:28:32 AM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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


16 posted on 06/23/2010 11:28:38 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: STARWISE

“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. They’re 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.

Godspeed, General.

SnakeDoc


17 posted on 06/23/2010 11:29:05 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I hope he becomes a political consultant on Fox...

Great idea - someone who knows what they're talking about and with the moxie to actually say it...

18 posted on 06/23/2010 11:29:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: STARWISE

“I strongly support the President’s strategy in Afghanistan”

Well, good luck to you, sir, but you lost my respect.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 11:30:09 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: STARWISE

Our so-called president acts like a spoiled brat.


20 posted on 06/23/2010 11:32:06 AM PDT by phoenix07
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To: STARWISE

Cowardly statement.

Just once I would like to see someone stand up to Obama and speak the truth, not back down, not apologize, not “tender my resignation,” not be a diplomatic asswipe.

Just once.


21 posted on 06/23/2010 11:32:23 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: geologist; STARWISE; All

God bless General Stanley McChrystal.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 11:32:23 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

Hows that hope and change working out for ya General?


23 posted on 06/23/2010 11:32:55 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Rockitz; All

Reinforcing that thought with other thread posts

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To: Nepeta; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ..

Obama is incapable of handling anything other than worship of his being. This is one of the most instructive events to come out of Obama’s regime so far—he has handed out the key to his own destruction: ridicule. Obama cannot handle ridicule. Crises don’t deserve his attention, but ridicule has his instant focus.

Ridicule needs to be heaped on Obama. Withering, constant ridicule targeting all his frailties. He will not handle it, and better, he will be less able to carry on with abuses.

***

Great post, Nepeta!
152 posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:21:28 PM by nutmeg

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STARWISE to nutmeg; onyx; hoosiermama; BP2; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; maggief; Liz; rodguy911; SE Mom; ...

True! Hoisted by his own petard of Rules for Radicals.

Karma ........

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

161 posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:27:11 PM by STARWISE

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2540229/posts?page=161#161


24 posted on 06/23/2010 11:33:39 AM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

It does not compute!

— Robot
Jupiter II
Seti Alpha V


25 posted on 06/23/2010 11:33:42 AM PDT by cld51860
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
I still CANNOT believe GENERAL McChrystal actually voted for BHO. What military officer in his right mind would do such an idiotic thing?

... yep ... or what Jew...

... or what Christian ...

... or what Senior ...

... ???

26 posted on 06/23/2010 11:34:37 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: ltc8k6

I am glad in his statement he did not say anything about the incident nor did he put forth any accolades for the pResident.

Having listeneed to the pResident give his usual long winded teleprompter speech about this event, I feel good about the General’s terse statement.


27 posted on 06/23/2010 11:34:37 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: geologist

>> He would make a great President in 2012.

Oh, really?

For which party?

He voted for Obama. He supports Obama’s leadership. He sucks up to Obama.

He’s another Weasley Clark.


28 posted on 06/23/2010 11:34:49 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

I live close to Ft Hood in Killeen, Tx and surprised how many of the Army enlisted and officers are Obama supporters.


29 posted on 06/23/2010 11:34:55 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: rosettasister

“Maybe Afghan women should marry American men and produce some Afghans with higher testosterone levels.” Oh... somehow I don’t think that’s the problem. I’d be willing to support taking all the children out and giving them a first class education so they can return and teach their parents to read and write. 95% illiteracy rate in Afghanistan — it’s a hopeless situation. Can’t even read instruction manuals, have to be shown and learn by rote. How do you think those poor slobs got where they are? It isn’t because they scored high on their ACTs or SATs.


30 posted on 06/23/2010 11:35:44 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: geologist
He would make a great President in 2012.

He has shown poor judgement on a couple of very important issues. Instead of pulling this situation when the ridiculous ROE changes were going through, he left his soldiers hanging in the breeze. And of course there's the matter of him voting for a Marxist community organizer with no track record to be his boss...
31 posted on 06/23/2010 11:35:52 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
What military officer in his right mind would do such an idiotic thing?

Senator John Glenn - vile Democrat - was first a US Marine and later a hero astronaut.

Unfortunately the choice of a military vocation does not a statesman make. :(

32 posted on 06/23/2010 11:35:52 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: wagglebee

They have no choice but to retire as there would no commands open to them anywhere or in the Joint Chiefs.


33 posted on 06/23/2010 11:36:01 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: wagglebee; Never on my watch; All

Thank you.


34 posted on 06/23/2010 11:38:03 AM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Generally (no pun intended) a resignation would be followed by retirement.

We’ll see...


35 posted on 06/23/2010 11:38:03 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
I still CANNOT believe GENERAL McChrystal actually voted for BHO.

What military officer in his right mind would do such an idiotic thing?

McChrystal has been known for quite some time in Army circles as a major progressive/leftist. Beleive it or not, there are such things in the military, though they are a minority. He has also had a good reputation as a warfighter, though some of his leadership skills have been called into question.

36 posted on 06/23/2010 11:38:14 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: NativeTxn

“I live close to Ft Hood in Killeen, Tx and surprised how many of the Army enlisted and officers are Obama supporters.”

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So, I suppose they fully understand that they have sworn to defend and protect a Communist regime.


37 posted on 06/23/2010 11:38:14 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: The Duke

I would think a military vocation would instill a strong sense of national security and defending this country which generally precludes voting for Democrats least of all a hard core leftist such as BHO.


38 posted on 06/23/2010 11:39:35 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

That’s the ten gazillion dollar question, isn’t it.

I sure couldn’t do it.

Perhaps people in the past could vote for a Carter by accident, but Clinton, and now Obama?

Lest our side rest on it’s laurels either, that goes for McCain too. Voting this guy in to be our nominee was a lifetime act of shame in my book.


39 posted on 06/23/2010 11:40:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (06/15/2010 Obama's Shame-Wow address...)
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To: The Duke

Murtha as well


40 posted on 06/23/2010 11:40:54 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: MindBender26; STARWISE
Sounds a lot like McChrystal planned to commit an equivalent of the suicide by cop and get out of serving under Obama and his ROE, after he became "disappointed" in Obama...

If so, his execution of the plan was flawless.

41 posted on 06/23/2010 11:41:23 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
AMEN!! I have NO sympathy for him!!

However, maybe McChrystal wants out before Bammy GAYS up the military!!

42 posted on 06/23/2010 11:41:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

Maybe he was trying to ingratiate himself with the Leftists- didn’t do him any more good than it did Bush. Waste of time.


43 posted on 06/23/2010 11:42:09 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: geologist

He voted for Obama and was stupid enough to speak freely in front of Rolling Stone reporter. Just on the basis of those 2 things I wouldn’t vote for him for President. In addition, It doesn’t seem like he is doing that great a job in Afghanistan. The troops are unhappy with his rules of engagement and are blaming them for loss of lives. You can keep him for President in 2012. Right now I’m liking Bobby Jindal or Chris Christie.


44 posted on 06/23/2010 11:42:51 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: geologist

He voted for Obama and was stupid enough to speak freely in front of Rolling Stone reporter. Just on the basis of those 2 things I wouldn’t vote for him for President. In addition, It doesn’t seem like he is doing that great a job in Afghanistan. The troops are unhappy with his rules of engagement and are blaming them for loss of lives. You can keep him for President in 2012. Right now I’m liking Bobby Jindal or Chris Christie.


45 posted on 06/23/2010 11:43:02 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: Danae; STARWISE

So now Mac can join in with Lt.Col. Lakin and other lower level officers on the NBC issues!!!


46 posted on 06/23/2010 11:43:54 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: STARWISE
I hope he stays long enough to qualify for a full pension, then "tells it like it is"
47 posted on 06/23/2010 11:43:58 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: STARWISE
Knowing Obama's gigantic, room-filling ego, his notoriously thin skin for the slightest criticism and his sneering disdain for our military, his ready acceptance of McChrystal's resignation was almost inevitable. It's a loss, of course, but General Petraeus is an excellent replacement. This may yet work out for good.

From the AP story: Obama seemed to suggest that McChrystal's military career is over, including in his praise of the general that the nation should be grateful "for his remarkable career in uniform."

Generally, once a four-star general has been relieved of a command (or offers to resign his command position and the resignation is accepted by the president) he retires from the military service. I expect this is what General McChrystal will do. I hope he writes a book that sells well and becomes a consultant on military matters (for big bucks) on Fox News. At 55, the General has a lot of productive years left that I trust he'll use wisely.

48 posted on 06/23/2010 11:43:59 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: phoenix07

“Our so-called president acts like a spoiled brat.”

That’s only because he is one. Throw in thug and bully as well. And don’t forget elitist, arrogant.....


49 posted on 06/23/2010 11:44:46 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: danamco

McC voted for Obama so I hear, so I would not hold your breath if I were you....


50 posted on 06/23/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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