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Breaking: Joe Klein on CNN just said McChrystal has submitted his resignation!
CNN Blitzer interview | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | DGHoodini

Posted on 06/22/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT by DGHoodini

Time author on CNN stated a WH source told him that McChrystal has submitted his resignation, but Obama has not yet accepted it.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; mcchristal; mcchrystal; obama; resignation
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1 posted on 06/22/2010 1:25:39 PM PDT by DGHoodini
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To: DGHoodini

If true, good for him.


2 posted on 06/22/2010 1:26:40 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: DGHoodini

Did McChrystal plan the whole thing?


3 posted on 06/22/2010 1:27:19 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Spok

I think so.


4 posted on 06/22/2010 1:27:51 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: DGHoodini

Can’t wait for his book.


5 posted on 06/22/2010 1:27:54 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: mrmeyer

If his “background comments” were what he truly believed, he should have resigned months ago.

Obama may not accept. McChrystal may be free to opine if he is no longer in the chain of command.


6 posted on 06/22/2010 1:28:06 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: DGHoodini

Good. After bammy accepts it, McChrystal can speak freely. I am very interested in what he has to say.


7 posted on 06/22/2010 1:28:08 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Spok
Did McChrystal plan the whole thing?

My guess too.

8 posted on 06/22/2010 1:28:18 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: DGHoodini
This is good.

He got out in front of being fired.

McCrystal leaves having made his case and one-up over the Won.

9 posted on 06/22/2010 1:28:59 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: DGHoodini

CNN, no confirmation yet.

FoxNews, no idea.


10 posted on 06/22/2010 1:29:10 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DGHoodini

Good. Now he can speak out.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 1:29:46 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: DGHoodini
EXCELLENT (I think!) The Runaway General, by Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone
12 posted on 06/22/2010 1:29:48 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: DGHoodini

OK, but was it HIS idea or His Ineptitude’s?


13 posted on 06/22/2010 1:29:58 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: AmishDude
If his “background comments” were what he truly believed, he should have resigned months ago.

I think he was hoping things would turn around.

But comments by the administraton over the last week that they were committed to the July withdrawal date were the last straw for McCrystal IMO.

14 posted on 06/22/2010 1:30:48 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: DGHoodini

“Kenyan in Thief” wants to get some mileage out of this piece of news. He is one big POS.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 1:30:51 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Spok

I’m not inclined to think so, and I think he’s sorry he said it to a reporter, but I think he’s not going to back down
on why he said what he said, and feels the way he does.

But that’s just me reading tea leaves.


16 posted on 06/22/2010 1:30:55 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DGHoodini

Good for him. That’ll steal some of Zero’s thunder.


17 posted on 06/22/2010 1:31:28 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

McChrystal’s Remarks Signal the Frustrations of A General Who Knows He Cannot Win
By Gen. Paul Vallely (ret.) &

Published June 22, 2010
| FOXNews.com

Afghanistan has been a major debacle based on an errant strategy since early 2002 when General Tommy Franks and the Bush administration decided to convert the war there from an unconventional to a conventional plan. They fell into a trap and erred with a strategy of counter-insurgency warfare, i.e. nation building, before the enemy is defeated.

Our currently top military leader in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his predecessors fell into the trap as well. And now we are in unwinnable situation.

Gen. McChrystal, as well as the troops, are in a total state of frustration. Rolling Stone magazine is an interesting media venue for McChrystal to vent his frustrations. If I were McChrystal and knew I was going to be fired, I would announce my resignation before being embarrassed by a White House photo-op. And I would state emphatically why I am retiring.

Added to the mess is incompetent political and diplomatic leadership.

Nine years. No victory, no clear winnable strategy.

Maj. Gen. Paul Valley, U.S. Army (ret.) is chairman of Stand Up America.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/06/22/gen-paul-vallely-gen-stanley-mcchrystal-rolling-stone-afghanistan-frustrated/


18 posted on 06/22/2010 1:31:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DGHoodini

Good, now he can speak freely on the fraud that is the Obama Administration. I dont know why some got so outraged, what he said was true. Obama is a big fraud and a dumb ass, oh what a shock


19 posted on 06/22/2010 1:31:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DGHoodini
McChrystal For President in 2012 Campaign?
20 posted on 06/22/2010 1:32:12 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: NavyCanDo

Beat me to it. Enjoy your pension, General.


21 posted on 06/22/2010 1:32:14 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: mrmeyer
So who's the lucky [sarc] dude who gets to carry out Obama’s Afgan policy now?
22 posted on 06/22/2010 1:32:25 PM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: DGHoodini

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

One Way Obama Could Save Face . . . [Daniel Foster]

Refuse McChrystal’s resignation. The general is a man of honor, and no idiot. There’s a good chance he’ll show up in Washington with a resignation letter in hand. President Obama could refuse it, and then go to the public and say something like, “our efforts in Afghanistan are too important to let an unfortunate lapse of judgment like this undermine them. So I told General McChrystal that he must finish his task, and that I would not accept his resignation at this time.”

This might allow Obama to look like the bigger man while having it both ways. He’d avoid adding instability to his command structure at a crucial juncture in the war in Afghanistan, and avoid looking weak by not dismissing an insubordinate general.

The messaging would be: McChrystal knew he goofed up, and came to me with his gun and his badge. But this was my call, and I did what was best for the country.

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NDU3YmRhMzcyZWM5NjA4NmNhZTg2MTY4MzRmYmIzMjA=


23 posted on 06/22/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NavyCanDo

Can’t wait for his first post resignation interview! That’s going to be a *big* get! Hope it’s on FNC.


24 posted on 06/22/2010 1:33:02 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DGHoodini

I hope so!


25 posted on 06/22/2010 1:33:11 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Siena Dreaming

I agree. He beat Obama with the resignation. Good!


26 posted on 06/22/2010 1:33:18 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: DGHoodini

Obama will come out looking much worse than McChrystal. That’s what matters. I feel like I am seeing Obama’s presidency (how I hate typing those words!) crumble before my eyes! Beautiful sight!


27 posted on 06/22/2010 1:33:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DGHoodini

Duncan Boothby RESIGNS: McChrystal Aide Steps Down In Wake Of Rolling Stone Piece

Duncan Boothby, a “senior media aide” to Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has resigned in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone expose that features McChrystal’s staff openly criticizing key members of the Obama administration.

The Washington Post reported that Boothby, a civilian press aide, “was heavily involved in arranging access for journalist Michael Hastings to McChrystal and his staff this year so Hastings could write the profile, titled ‘The Runaway General.’”


28 posted on 06/22/2010 1:33:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DGHoodini

Methinks McChristal wanted out. He also may have seen the writing on the wall regarding his future. This whole thing is becoming Vietnam Redux with politicians running the military strategy and short term thinking for political purposes.


29 posted on 06/22/2010 1:33:57 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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To: DGHoodini

All depends on where he goes... If he does Keith and/or Rachel we are doomed, lol.


30 posted on 06/22/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

No he can’t. He’s still a General after he resigns. Now if he resigns his commission and forfeit all his retirement then he will truly be free to speak.

Having said that, it’s unlikely he would be punished for speaking out as a retired general.


31 posted on 06/22/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: kcvl

Yup...


32 posted on 06/22/2010 1:34:13 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: elephant
Considering all that President Obama has going off right in the midst of his shit at the moment, I somehow doubt that the resignation of his commanding general in Afghanistan could be regarded as something he'd get mileage out of.

Of course, this is Obama we're talking about, so you never really know.

No rational President would want this, anyway.

33 posted on 06/22/2010 1:34:40 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Spok
Did McChrystal plan the whole thing?

The war in Afghanistan started with the first major attack on US soil since the war of 1812 (the Japanese chucked a few shells into California in WWII). But the word came out last week that we were pulling out of Afghanistan. And when the Taliban and Al Quida march into Kabul, and a giant Mosque goes up over ground zero there will be no way to deny that we have lost the war. McChrystal had to find a way to quit before he had to be the man to turn off the lights. So he picks a fight with OBozo and get himself fired. Now some other poor slob has to go down in the record books as the general who lost the war in Afghanistan.
34 posted on 06/22/2010 1:34:58 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: theDentist

McChrystal was be fully aware of the consequences of openly criticizing his CIC.

However this came down, it was McChrystal who orchestrated it.


35 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:07 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: DGHoodini
Time author on CNN stated a WH source told him that McChrystal has submitted his resignation, but Obama has not yet accepted it.

What's wrong Barry does McChrystal have your butt over a Chicago mud hole? Barry is Screeeeeerred that he may publicly say how stupid his your war rules are that gets our troops killed after his retirement.

Tomorrow, McChrystal should let it be known that he wants his extra 30 to 40 thousand troops and change his asinine ROEs.

36 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: DGHoodini

If Joe Klein told me the sky is blue, I’d go outside to verify it.


37 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:31 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: DGHoodini
"I think he’s sorry he said it to a reporter,"

Reports of the meeting seem like too many sh't faced sophomores.

38 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:35 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: DGHoodini

It’s what he needed to do.


39 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:39 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: mrmeyer

calling Barry’s bluff..........If Barry accepts it, then who can he find that will want that job? If Barry doesn’t accept, he looks like the weak tit he is. No win for Oilbama, just like gulf spill, he will come out coated in crud.


40 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:48 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: Dem Guard

You should have read the whole story before commenting. He said the one person he likes in the Administration is Hillary Clinton. Why are some you all so fast to want someone to run for President when you don’t even know how they lean. In this case it is toward Hillary.


41 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:56 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: DGHoodini
I'd like to see several more top military commanders/Generals resign in support of him...

If not, why not?

42 posted on 06/22/2010 1:36:07 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: AmishDude

I don’t know that he felt that way months ago, and from what I’ve read, the reporter took many liberties in the way he wrote the story.


43 posted on 06/22/2010 1:36:27 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I'm no longer so frightened. I'm simply disgusted, It feels better.)
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To: DGHoodini

Good for the general. He’s a hero. Obama is a sh*t.


44 posted on 06/22/2010 1:36:52 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Never on my watch

Good (but scary) question...


45 posted on 06/22/2010 1:36:58 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: DGHoodini

Michael Yon, whose reporting I admire greatly, has been highly critical of McChrystal.

I am sure he will be pleased with this news!


46 posted on 06/22/2010 1:37:06 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: DGHoodini

The General is just a racist. </sarcasm


47 posted on 06/22/2010 1:37:15 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: DGHoodini
I posted this on another thread. It seems appropriate here as well:

General McChrystal goes rogue.

Housing sales dip.

Judge slams Obama's drilling ban.

Gaza heats up.

Blago is on trial and the dirt is flying.

Polls say Hillary better POTUS than Obama.

No Congressional budget this year.

Insurance costs rise.

Other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?

48 posted on 06/22/2010 1:37:30 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: DGHoodini

Wonderful. Now he is FREE to speak his mind, right?


49 posted on 06/22/2010 1:37:36 PM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: DGHoodini

the resignation could be orchestrated. mcchrystal prostrates himself on the alter of obama, but the commander in chief magnanimously refuses to accept the resignation.

obama gets a double whammy.


50 posted on 06/22/2010 1:37:55 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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