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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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To: DGHoodini

Thing are beginning to crumble for many people on many levels.


51 posted on 06/22/2010 1:38:03 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: DGHoodini

“Obama has not yet accepted it.”

I don’t get it. If you resign, you resign. Both parties do not have to agree.


52 posted on 06/22/2010 1:38:21 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: DGHoodini

I expect O will NOT accept the resignation. He fears what the General will say if he’s totally off the leash.


53 posted on 06/22/2010 1:38:39 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: PhiKapMom

I suggested he might want to run, not that I’m promoting him.


54 posted on 06/22/2010 1:39:06 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: theDentist

My opinion? he and his staff got comfortable with the reporter being around, and let their guard down after time, and gave the scumbag more than he ever hoped for. But if you read closely, it was his staff members, off duty, in their cups, who said most of the disrespectful comments.
OPne of them already fired by McChrystal himself.


55 posted on 06/22/2010 1:39:06 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Never on my watch
So who's the lucky [sarc] dude who gets to carry out Obama’s Afgan policy now?

Maybe he can recall General Wesley Clark to active duty. /Sarc off

56 posted on 06/22/2010 1:39:42 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: milwguy

“If Barry accepts it, then who can he find that will want that job?”

Wesley Clarke?


57 posted on 06/22/2010 1:39:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Conservatives are producers. Liberals are parasites)
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To: Retired COB

Bite your tongue~!


58 posted on 06/22/2010 1:40:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Siena Dreaming
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.

The comments in the article appear to have come over a long period of time, and well before last week.
59 posted on 06/22/2010 1:40:10 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: DGHoodini
I hope he has a standing job offer at Fox.

I sense a disturbance in the Kenyan force...

As if millions of idiot traitors cried out in terror, and were suddenly made fools of...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

60 posted on 06/22/2010 1:40:33 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: All
“Obama has not yet accepted it.” Translation:

Obama does not have a statement prepared.

61 posted on 06/22/2010 1:40:40 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (How shall he rescue his imprisoned self?)
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To: Spok

Starting to look like it, isn’t it?


62 posted on 06/22/2010 1:40:52 PM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: DGHoodini
Just goes to show that Orwell was RIGHT!!!

63 posted on 06/22/2010 1:41:10 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: GonzoGOP
But the word came out last week that we were pulling out of Afghanistan.

Well there you go. No support from Obama to win this war. It was past time for McChrystal to lay this on the incompetent Obama.

64 posted on 06/22/2010 1:41:42 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Senator_Blutarski

It gets interesting when a president pisses off Generals and people in the CIA, etc.....The American people are already pissed and disgusted about the corrupt banksters, the criminals on Wall Street and those in D.C. that have more allegiance to illegal aliens than the American people.


65 posted on 06/22/2010 1:42:06 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: ilovesarah2012

1 year 7 months, till President Palin


66 posted on 06/22/2010 1:42:32 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Dem Guard
"McChrystal For President in 2012 Campaign?"

I don't think so. He has apparently told people that he voted for Obama.

I think people who are on the right will be disappointed by a McChrystal book. My sense is he'll bash Bush and he'll bash Obamma, no one wins.

I've seen this complex with MANY flag officers. They don't believe anyone can lead as well as they can, and when they aren't successful, it must be someone else's fault. There are no heroes in this story, especially McChrystal. But, I suppose many will support him because of the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" axiom.

67 posted on 06/22/2010 1:42:33 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

If he has as much to say as Gen.Vallely it should be very interesting.


68 posted on 06/22/2010 1:42:44 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: DGHoodini

IMHO, the resignation works best for Obama. Now O isn’t faced with looking thin-skinned if he fires him, or weak if he keeps him. To me, this is the only viable “out” for Obama at this time.

Having read the article, I really don’t see McChrystal coming out and going after O in any way. To me, the article was much harsher on McChrystal and his COIN strategy. Quite a lot of mention of troops’ feeling that their hands were tied.


69 posted on 06/22/2010 1:43:12 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: kcvl

“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.’”

What if Obama doesn’t accept the resignation and McChrystal really doesn’t want to stay on? Is Obama gonna throw him in the stockade?


70 posted on 06/22/2010 1:44:13 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Spok

If he did plan this..then why apologize?

If you are going to kill the King...don’t wound him instead!

(is that the correct quote? lol)


71 posted on 06/22/2010 1:45:10 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: kcvl
Bite your tongue~!

I WAS KIDDING. I think General Clark has to squat to pee.

72 posted on 06/22/2010 1:45:20 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: AmishDude

>Obama may not accept.<

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Then McChrystal can retract his resignation on condition that Obama proves his constitutional eligibility as POTUS. That’s when the dung hits the fan for sure.


73 posted on 06/22/2010 1:46:38 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's guaranteed road to destruction.)
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To: DGHoodini; All
6/22/10: Michael Yon’s criticism of McChrystal deemed prophetic
74 posted on 06/22/2010 1:47:44 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: ladyvet

In effect, he just mooned Obama. They may have to dredge the Army ranks to find a shill General, since unfortunately, Wesley Clark has retired. The CINC should be relieved for cause (no leadership skills) not McCrystal.


75 posted on 06/22/2010 1:47:53 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: DGHoodini

If I was him, I`d just resign and skip tomorrow`s meeting all together. Now that would be a REAL message for “The Lord of the Flies”.


76 posted on 06/22/2010 1:48:23 PM PDT by nomad
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To: kcvl
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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

The general is a man of honor, and no idiot....

Obama is a girl of deceit with no honor, and is an idiot.

77 posted on 06/22/2010 1:48:48 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: DGHoodini
No problem. I bet barry has a replacement already lined up....


78 posted on 06/22/2010 1:48:52 PM PDT by domeika
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

He needs to explain to us “stupid people” his politically correct rules of engagment which have put our soldiers in harms way. Then he can talk about all Obammies wierdness.


79 posted on 06/22/2010 1:49:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kartographer

The undocumented, multiple social security #’d, CIC:
"My plan weakens American troops, security, borders, law,
infrastructure, space plans, economy, and future,
but brings in enough enemy and their families to your homeland
to absolutely assure my win in the next and last election.”

80 posted on 06/22/2010 1:49:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Red Steel

I’m not so sure the country would be behind a major troops buildup in Afghanistan at this point. Obama could score points by holding the line.


81 posted on 06/22/2010 1:50:08 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mrmeyer

Men with honor cannot effectively serve men who have none.


82 posted on 06/22/2010 1:50:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: DGHoodini
The ROE suck in Afghanistan

Mainly because of Obama and his ineptitude, never mind his love of moslems and their religion of murder.

McChry was smart to resign and he should only stay on if Obama and his anti-war anti-American advisers allow him free reign to conduct a real war with winning strategies.

Shut up and act like a leader, community organizer vacation addicted Barack Hussein.

83 posted on 06/22/2010 1:52:13 PM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: Spok

Probably.


84 posted on 06/22/2010 1:52:47 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: DGHoodini

If Obama accepts McChrystal’s resignation, I would interpret that as probably meaning Obama has decided to surrender Afghanistan.

McChrystal’s plan on counterinsurgency strategy, with its emphasis on minimizing civilian casualties and winning over local populations, is I think the only robust strategy for waging war in Afghanistan that Obama would sign on to.

Obama would never agree to a war plan in which the military forces were authorized to simply go in and obliterate the taliban, with all of the civilian casualties that would entail.

Biden’s plan to have counter-terror strike forces in country available to go after a designated nests of terrorists from time to time would have little effect, and they would end up being observers as the taliban took over control of most of the country and once again made it a relatively safe haven for jihadis the world over.

I think giving a deadline for withdrawal emboldened the taliban, and that if Obama accepts McChrystal’s resignation he will blame the failure of the war on McChrystal, and pull out most of the troops at his deadline. It could be a replay of Vietnam where the Democrats pulled the plug on the South Vietnamese and left them to the tender mercies of their communist enemy.

The most important thing for Obama is assigning blame, and making sure none of it falls on him. You can be sure that how to assign blame for failure in Afghanistan is topic number one for Obama and his advisors in discussing the war effort.


85 posted on 06/22/2010 1:54:16 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: DGHoodini

If true, good move by McChrystal. Essentially, he got the truth out there. The Punk-in-Chief deeply humiliated the General during his interminable “deliberations” re troop numbers for the Afghan. McChrystal found his vindication via the interview. Barack Hussein is too stupid and full of himself to know not to mess with a military leader’s honor.


86 posted on 06/22/2010 1:55:01 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: GonzoGOP
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.

I'm beginning to think that's a possibility. For some reason, even though I didn't particularly like McChrystal because of those inane ROE, I feel particularly disturbed by the fact that he is leaving.

He probably was ethical and certainly, unlike his boss, did not hate the US. And now we're at the mercy of the alien in the WH.

87 posted on 06/22/2010 1:55:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: DGHoodini

I wish him well. A salute to him and his efforts. I hope he can speak freely now.


88 posted on 06/22/2010 1:55:36 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: Siena Dreaming

Man to man, mano a mano, the real man wins.


89 posted on 06/22/2010 1:56:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: 4yearlurker; onyx; penelopesire; hoosiermama; maggief; SE Mom; Liz; SandRat

“Obama has not yet accepted it.”

~~~~~~
OR ..

Teleprompter getting Lexis-Nexis updated with
previous presidential wartime speeches, and
20-something speechwriter recovering from
last night’s groupie gathering.


90 posted on 06/22/2010 1:56:48 PM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Spok; All
Did McChrystal plan the whole thing?

Had to be planned - every West Point Cadet knows what happened between MacArthur and Truman ...

By giving the interview [and saying what he did], McChrystal knew that he was gonna have to resign or be fired ...

BTW: Servicemen should not publically disagree with policy - they are taught to respect the office [if not the man]. If feeling compelled to speak out - they should resign first. They are then free to speak their minds ...

91 posted on 06/22/2010 1:57:13 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: AmishDude

Why would he abandon his soldiers to “The wimps in the White House” until he absolutely had to? Every minute they are under McChrystal’s command, they’re safe from Obama.


92 posted on 06/22/2010 1:57:39 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
If Obama accepts McChrystal’s resignation, I would interpret that as probably meaning Obama has decided to surrender Afghanistan.

Zero does not give a damn what happens in Afghanistan. He sees the resources being out into there as a diversion from his plans to Euro-style welfare state. The only reason he has not "cut and run" yet is the potential the electoral fallout.

93 posted on 06/22/2010 1:57:40 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Syncro

I hope Klein is correct, and that McChrystal has resigned. I also hope McC. doesn’t get talked out of this, and that he speaks out publicly about these silly rules of engagement, and the futility of running the war from the executive office, as was done in Vietnam.

This is the best way, in my humble opinion, for McC. to stand up for our soldiers. They have, and are, putting their lives on the line for a lost cause at this point, thanks to resident Jughead.


94 posted on 06/22/2010 1:57:49 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: DGHoodini
Statement: "Breaking: Joe Klein on CNN just said McChrystal has submitted his resignation!"

Response: A resignation may be a smart move.

Comment: Lord! The cost of living in a dying civilization. The fact that words, their usage and their implicit meaning are more important than actual events leaves one having to speculate at what is happening.

95 posted on 06/22/2010 1:58:05 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Add, budget director resigning as of July and Rahm quitting after the midterm elections.


96 posted on 06/22/2010 2:00:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: OldDeckHand

Well based on what I have heard here I would never support the guy. As an old solder he could just fade away, or he could take the advice of Nancy Pelosi and become another liberal artist. ;-)


97 posted on 06/22/2010 2:00:30 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: DGHoodini

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98 posted on 06/22/2010 2:00:41 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Deb

Maybe this is McC.’s way of standing up for his troops. He knows that the policy coming from D.C. will get more of them killed, unless someone falls on his sword to get the word out, indirectly, that the Obama policy is a total flop.


99 posted on 06/22/2010 2:00:50 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Dem Guard

In the article by Michael Hastings, an aide describes McChrystal as “disappointed” by his first Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama, whom he considered unprepared. It goes on to say that even though McChrystal voted for Obama, the two never clicked. And McChrystal is quoted as saying that he found it “painful” when the president reprimanded him last fall for speaking openly about his desire for more troops in Afghanistan.


100 posted on 06/22/2010 2:01:11 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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