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McChrystal Resigns Over Critical Remarks, Obama Names Petraeus as Replacement
Fox News ^ | June 23, 2010

Posted on 06/23/2010 11:32:42 AM PDT by Kaslin

President Obama announced Wednesday that he has accepted Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resignation as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan following a scathing article in which he and his aides were quoted criticizing the administration for its handling of the war.

In doing so, Obama nominated Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command and the former commanding general in Iraq, to replace him. The president stressed that while the decision was a difficult one, it does not represent a change in the course of the war.

"This is a change in personnel, but it is not a change in policy," Obama said in the Rose Garden, Petraeus by his side and McChrystal nowhere to be seen.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; davidpetraeus; dncbrownshirts; flipflop; generalbetrayedus; generalbetrayus; mcchrystal; muslim; muslimvictory; obamaadministration; obamalegacy; obamasfault; petraeus; underthebus; victory4enemy; victory4islam
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1 posted on 06/23/2010 11:32:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

well they can’t say it’s Bush’s fault anymore. time to play ball Obamie.. like a real man.


2 posted on 06/23/2010 11:34:12 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Kaslin

McChrystal probably was looking for an excuse to get back to the US and begin prepping is family with emergency supplies.


3 posted on 06/23/2010 11:37:10 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Kaslin

Obama replaces the guy he chose, with the guy Bush had chosen....Too Much! Too Much!


4 posted on 06/23/2010 11:38:06 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Kaslin
It's been well over an hour since Obama made the announcement and DRUDGE still has nothing on this.
What's going on there?
5 posted on 06/23/2010 11:40:47 AM PDT by Riodacat (Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if anyone explained to The Won that he just demoted General Patreus?


6 posted on 06/23/2010 11:41:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Freddd

Since when do liberals come up with their own ideas?


7 posted on 06/23/2010 11:41:30 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
"This is a change in personnel, but it is not a change in policy," Obama said..

Good to know we're still @#$%^&@....

8 posted on 06/23/2010 11:41:58 AM PDT by libs_kma (DEMOCRATS, HOT TAR AND FEATHERS. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.)
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To: Kaslin

And now the question is: will McChrystal choose to tell us all what he really thinks? We will know the answer to this by watching to see where he goes and what rank he wears. Three and Four star general officers wear the rank of their appointment. No three or four star appointment, no third or fourth star, they revert to the grade of Major General (two stars). On retirement, they normally retire in the highest grade served, but can be made to retire as a Major General if they have fallen from favor.

If McChrystal gets another three or four star job, or retires as a four star general, you can bet that the price paid was to keep his mouth shut. If he’s out the door as a Major General, he will be spilling the beans very soon.


9 posted on 06/23/2010 11:42:12 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Kaslin

I believe McChrystal wanted the whole world to know a few things about this administration...


10 posted on 06/23/2010 11:42:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Riodacat

It’s been well over an hour since Obama made the announcement and DRUDGE still has nothing on this.
What’s going on there?
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Drudge is a one man show (?)

Maybe he’s taking a bath.


11 posted on 06/23/2010 11:42:35 AM PDT by Mere Survival (Mere Survival: The new American Dream)
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To: Kaslin

General Betray-us?

Can’t wait to hear how MSNBC spins this one.


12 posted on 06/23/2010 11:43:08 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Riodacat

“DRUDGE still has nothing on this.”

Drudge needs a co-partner.


13 posted on 06/23/2010 11:44:04 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Kaslin; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; genetic homophobe; FromLori; ...

Remember when they called him “General Betray-us” ??

Remember Hillary and other democrats accused him of being a liar ? (That was OK, saying Obama lied is now, get it??)


14 posted on 06/23/2010 11:44:04 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Kaslin

The Left is going to have a hard time cheering this as even elected Democrats supported the “betray us” peanut gallery razz.

25% of the Senate (that would be roughly HALF of the Democrats there):

(2007)

The 72-25 vote condemned the full-page ad that appeared in The New York Times last week as Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, testified on Capitol Hill. The ad was headlined: “General Petraeus or General Betray Us? Cooking the books for the White House.”

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8RPBHO80&show_article=1


15 posted on 06/23/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Freddd

“Obama replaces the guy he chose, with the guy Bush had chosen....Too Much! Too Much!”

Excellent point.


16 posted on 06/23/2010 11:45:29 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Kaslin

Memo to General Petraeus: The media is not your buddy. Don’t let magazine reporters hang around you and your staff for a month.

Good luck.


17 posted on 06/23/2010 11:47:02 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: Kaslin

Gen. Stanley McChrystal for President 2012!!!!


18 posted on 06/23/2010 11:48:17 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: texaschick

The media calls it an “interview”. No “interview” lasts for 30 days.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 11:49:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: sickoflibs

Hillary Clinton also proclaimed “Bush Knew” (in advance about the 9-11 attacks) from the floor of the Senate in February 2002 and yet she isn’t called a “trufer” by the Pravda Media.


20 posted on 06/23/2010 11:50:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Kaslin

President Obama announced Wednesday that he has accepted (Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan following a scathing article in which he and his aides were quoted criticizing the administration for its handling of the war. )

That is the military. You fight to protect a citizens rights but you do not get to use those same rights. The vast majority of civilians know and speak out that Obama has no clue what he is doing in with Afghanistan or much else for that matter.


21 posted on 06/23/2010 11:50:53 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: kenmcg
The General demonstrated low moral character, poor judgement, and complete stupidity.
He voted for the known Mooslime, Commie, Chicago thug, doper, who isn’t even a Natural Born Citizen.
He doesn’t belong in the military, and certainly shouldn't be considered for President.
22 posted on 06/23/2010 11:52:53 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Kaslin

Darn, my money was on George Clooney replacing McCrystal ...


23 posted on 06/23/2010 11:55:07 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Freddd
This is a diversion move by dumbass obama. Since Gen Patraeusis hated by the left, everyone in the Agena Driven Media (ADM) will report on this instead of the piss-poor handling of the Afgan war by dumbass obama.
24 posted on 06/23/2010 11:55:08 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming. RIP Mark Shannon)
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To: Kaslin
So apparently Obama didn't follow Olbermann’s “advice”. Olbie told Obama to keep McChrystal under his thumb to prevent him from becoming a MacArthur-like “martyr”.
25 posted on 06/23/2010 11:56:30 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin
So apparently Obama didn't follow Olbermann’s “advice”. Olbie told Obama to keep McChrystal under his thumb to prevent him from becoming a MacArthur-like “martyr”.
26 posted on 06/23/2010 11:56:38 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Dammit!


27 posted on 06/23/2010 11:57:10 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

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

Can Bush return as CIC too?


28 posted on 06/23/2010 11:57:27 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Riodacat

DRUDGE SLEEPS A LOT I HAVE NOTICED. . . .


29 posted on 06/23/2010 11:58:00 AM PDT by DeaconRed (With ZERO: I wish I didn't know now what I did know then! ! ! ! !)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
"Darn, my money was on George Clooney replacing McCrystal ..."

I was thinking Ellen Degeneres.

30 posted on 06/23/2010 11:59:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve always liked General Petraeus. He seems like a man of character and honor. I feel sorry for him, having to serve under a CIC like Obama, but am glad someone will be looking out for the troops. I’m sure that’s the only reason he’s still around ... his sense of obligation and loyalty to the men and women of the armed forces and the mission. Hopefully Obama doesn’t run him out too.


31 posted on 06/23/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT by chickpundit (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent point. General Petraeus should have given him the bird


32 posted on 06/23/2010 12:08:16 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: wilco200

Pass the popcorn!


33 posted on 06/23/2010 12:08:37 PM PDT by griswold3 (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you've already got half the vote.)
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To: Kaslin

Seems like a down grade for both military men.


34 posted on 06/23/2010 12:13:17 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: sickoflibs
Here is the ad that moveon.org put out


35 posted on 06/23/2010 12:13:45 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Gen McChrystal wasn’t being insubordinate. He just sacrificed his career for his troops. No one will ever be able to say he was “Just following orders”. What an honorable choice he made.


36 posted on 06/23/2010 12:16:52 PM PDT by greeter70
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To: a fool in paradise

Hillary Clinton also proclaimed “Bush Knew” (in advance about the 9-11 attacks) from the floor of the Senate in February 2002 “

That alone should be enough of a reason why she should never be President of the USA.

The other main reason is that she stayed with her philanderer in chief farrr toooo long.


37 posted on 06/23/2010 12:18:31 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: chickpundit

David Petraeus is my most favorite modern general, being that he was the commander of the Screaming Eagles, when he was the post commander of Fort Campbell, KY


38 posted on 06/23/2010 12:19:30 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: greeter70

You think it’s HONORABLE to dish the president in a trashy magazine while you’re still his employee? UH..NO. If he were HONORABLE..he would have resigned his post and THEN SPOKE and spoke louder and more urgently.


39 posted on 06/23/2010 12:20:26 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Kaslin

How long until The Won “accepts the resignation” of Gen. Petraeus?


40 posted on 06/23/2010 12:22:37 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Ancient Drive

well they can’t say it’s Bush’s fault anymore. time to play ball Obamie.. like a real man.

Yes, he can. Now he’s got Bush’s man back in and they can start calling him “betray us” again.


41 posted on 06/23/2010 12:33:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Hildy

I read the article. General McChrystal did not say one one word about the arrogant p o s, who currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave


42 posted on 06/23/2010 12:36:11 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: a fool in paradise
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, another contender for the Democratic nomination, did not vote, although he voted minutes earlier for an alternative resolution by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. That resolution condemned the MoveOn ad as an "unwarranted personal attack," but also condemned political attack ads that questioned the patriotism of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and former Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., both Vietnam veterans.
43 posted on 06/23/2010 12:37:35 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: sickoflibs

” Remember when they called him “General Betray-us” ?? “

Yeah ;-)


44 posted on 06/23/2010 12:37:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Obama is a sorry ass pussy who needs to be impeached, tried for treason and sent to Gitmo to rot with his muslim buddies.


45 posted on 06/23/2010 12:42:19 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: centurion316

“And now the question is: will McChrystal choose to tell us all what he really thinks? We will know the answer to this by watching to see where he goes and what rank he wears. Three and Four star general officers wear the rank of their appointment. No three or four star appointment, no third or fourth star, they revert to the grade of Major General (two stars). On retirement, they normally retire in the highest grade served, but can be made to retire as a Major General if they have fallen from favor.

If McChrystal gets another three or four star job, or retires as a four star general, you can bet that the price paid was to keep his mouth shut. If he’s out the door as a Major General, he will be spilling the beans very soon.”

Having been in meetings with McChrystal in Afghanistan last year, I am confident he will NOT spill any beans. He is 100% professional. This episode has been mortifying for him and is a personal tragedy of the deepest proportions. It’s a tragedy for the country as well.


46 posted on 06/23/2010 12:43:20 PM PDT by Poundstone
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Having been in meetings with McChrystal in Afghanistan last year, I am confident he will NOT spill any beans.

I only know him through casual meetings when he was much more junior, but I suspect that you are right. Not well served by his staff, IMO.

47 posted on 06/23/2010 12:55:36 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Right, he was definitely not well served by his staff. The media is saying a civilian “media advisor” is the one who set up the encounters with the Rolling Stone reporter. Bad, bad, bad call.


48 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:07 PM PDT by Poundstone
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To: Kaslin

Where is the Soros money in all of this? Why is more investigation not focusing on the magazine and its potential intent for such a story?


49 posted on 06/23/2010 2:36:56 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Kaslin

Lest we forget, McChrystal was the guy who ran Pizza Hut, Burger King and other troop amenities out of Afghanistan.


50 posted on 06/23/2010 2:37:51 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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