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Breaking: General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation
Telegraph [UK] ^ | June 22nd, 2010 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 06/22/2010 10:30:09 PM PDT by brityank

Breaking: General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation

A senior Capitol Hill source tells me that General Stanley McChrystal had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama and that the White House is actively discussing a replacement who could be quickly confirmed by the Senate.

The source said that among the names being touted as possible successors are General James Mattis, the outgoing head of the US Joint Forces Command and due to retire after being passed over as US Marine Corps commander, and Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of Nato’s Training Mission in Afghanistan.

Of course, offering to resign is not the same as actually resigning and it remains to be seen whether Mr Obama will accept the resignation.


(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhodod; bhogwot; jamesmattis; mattis; mcchrystal; obama; oefsurge; resignation; spartansixdelta; wot
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1 posted on 06/22/2010 10:30:11 PM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank

Hope all the military pundits that knocked McChrystal are happy - Not!


2 posted on 06/22/2010 10:31:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: brityank

Hard to blame him. Working for that marxist quisling had to be taxing.


3 posted on 06/22/2010 10:32:02 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Lancey Howard; Tribune7

Ping


4 posted on 06/22/2010 10:32:52 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: brityank
It's unfortunate that the General did a MacArthur. It's also an indictment of Obama that his hand-picked choice to lead the effort said this out loud. How long before the next guy decides to tell the world about what a jerk Obama is?
5 posted on 06/22/2010 10:33:19 PM PDT by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: pissant

Wonder whether any of the other perfumed princes will decline the ‘honor’.

Sad to say, I doubt it.


6 posted on 06/22/2010 10:34:37 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: brityank

If Mattis takes it, that would be great. He ain’t no perfumed prince, that is a fact.


7 posted on 06/22/2010 10:35:42 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: brityank

Can’t wait to red his book, titled “The Anti-wesley clark”


8 posted on 06/22/2010 10:36:34 PM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: brityank

Well, it’ was Breaking News about 12 hours ago.

I’ve never, in 26 years of Military Service, ever, heard a General Officer, speak off the cuff.

Oh, I’ve heard them say stuff in private, but never public!

They go through what they call ‘Charm School” when they make the 1st star.

This was all calculated!


9 posted on 06/22/2010 10:36:46 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: brityank

There are a few traitors amoung the Mil ranks. Example: “Weasley” Clark


10 posted on 06/22/2010 10:37:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: brityank

Maybe Obummer should just go ahead and appoint Z-Big and skip the middleman


11 posted on 06/22/2010 10:38:01 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: brityank

He’s not going to go in there fro Bambi’s P.R. “ass-kicking.” I like this guy.


12 posted on 06/22/2010 10:38:40 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Bernard

I’d rather have Obama quit, along with the entire Obama administration, please. Let Sarah Palin take over, now!


13 posted on 06/22/2010 10:39:31 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: brityank
( Breaking: General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation )

Yeah, that should improve military morale ................................................................................................................................. NOT !!!!

Then again, perhaps that was the intended purpose of the Obama regime.
14 posted on 06/22/2010 10:40:07 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: pissant

I heard “The Monk” was retiring soon, so be very surprised if he did take the slot.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 10:40:33 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: brityank
An hour after announcing his resignation he should hold another press conference and announce that he is running for President.

Seriously.

16 posted on 06/22/2010 10:41:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: brityank

I wouldn’t want my name stamped on this administration or its failures either.


17 posted on 06/22/2010 10:42:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: brityank

Good... Now Obama can get on with the serious business of losing the war without all of these distractions.


18 posted on 06/22/2010 10:42:56 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Bernard
It's unfortunate that the General did a MacArthur.

What is unfortunate is that American voters elected a pathetically inexperienced and pathetically naive community organizer to be President of the United States.

A true patriot in the military decides:

1.) Country first

2.) Career second.

3.) Resigns and then tells it like it is.

General McChrystal waited too long to resign and American troops have died in vain because of that.

19 posted on 06/22/2010 10:43:56 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: occamrzr06
"This was all calculated!"<\i>

I think you give him too much credit, he did vote for the one after all. That shows he is not a smart man, IMHO.

20 posted on 06/22/2010 10:44:04 PM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He'd make a great C-in-C, bur what other qualifications does he have - besides a valid BC? ;^)
21 posted on 06/22/2010 10:44:04 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: brityank

"I won't be satisfied until these fine young men and women are appropriately trained to follow my example and bow to foreign potentates."

22 posted on 06/22/2010 10:44:44 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Brave Americans will die on the bayonets of those who laugh at Obama, limp-spaghetti-noodle-in-chief)
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To: brityank

Since when does the Senate have to “confirm” a military reassignment, or are they talking about needing their approval to give the new guy his fourth star? And it’s Marine Corps Commandant, not commander. Even as an E-1 and on up I worked mostly with flag officers (generals and admirals - both American and foreign) so this seems like an intentional thing to me, with McChrystal trying to hint around to us that Dear Leader is a naked emperor.


23 posted on 06/22/2010 10:47:37 PM 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: JoSixChip

And how can you logically argue McCain was the better candidate?

We would still be full on towards Socialism, just not as fast...yea, that is better, I see!


24 posted on 06/22/2010 10:49:48 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Tzimisce

The President does not need Senate approval to apoint a new commander in Afganistan. If he gives the gey another star then that goes to the Senate. Article written by a dumb forner.


25 posted on 06/22/2010 10:51:00 PM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: pissant

WAKE UP AMERICA




26 posted on 06/22/2010 10:51:44 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: brityank
Not surprising. On HotAir, I think some commenter called it (see the comment: here).

Yon has also been on McChrystal's case for a while. I think Yon overstressed some of the gripes and let his personal feelings get in the way, but McChrystal also appears to have messed up on more than just the article. Apparently, front line troops have had problems with the command and ops.

27 posted on 06/22/2010 10:52:19 PM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Give him a break, he's a Brit! ;^)

Still, I believe that the Senate does confirm all officer appointments, even though it's a mainly rubber-stamp.

28 posted on 06/22/2010 10:53:33 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: Polybius
3.) Resigns and then tells it like it is

That would be great but don't hold your breath. You can bet that the General's salary and benefits will be used as leverage: "if you say one word of anything to the public, you can kiss your military pension and bennys goodbye."

29 posted on 06/22/2010 10:54:38 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: occamrzr06

I have never said that, but now that you brought it up. I did vote for mccain because he was the lesser of two evils, and that was before palin proved to be a rino. I seriously doubt he would have been anywhere near as corrupt as obumber is.


30 posted on 06/22/2010 10:55:01 PM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: batter

Er... how sure are we on this, actually. The linked blog post is a bit old and I’m not sure we’re really going to no anything until tomorrow (or today, depending on your time zone).


31 posted on 06/22/2010 10:56:04 PM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: brityank

If Obama accepts the resignation, that’ll be the second commander of the Afghanistan security force that Obama has replaced. Obama came into office after years of bashing the Iraqi war effort, saying that Afghanistan was the right war to fight. But the Afghanistan effort is collapsing under his presidency, under the weight of the simple fact that Obama really doesn’t want to fight or win this war.


32 posted on 06/22/2010 10:56:04 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: batter
Sigh... no = know
33 posted on 06/22/2010 10:57:27 PM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: brityank

McChrystal is being cashiered.

This whole thing is a dog and pony show.

This has nothing to do with ‘betting one’s bars’ (or stars).

I believe this to be repercussion to Lakin into the dungeon issue.


34 posted on 06/22/2010 10:58:47 PM PDT by raygun
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To: batter

Yep. Here’s the link to his current missive:
http://www.michaelyon-online.com/michael-yons-criticism-of-mcchrystal-deemed-prophetic.htm


35 posted on 06/22/2010 10:59:24 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: occamrzr06

This was all calculated!
__________________________________________________________

To what end? What do you think the plan was?


36 posted on 06/22/2010 11:00:34 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: occamrzr06

Calculated?? By whom and for what purpose, pray tell...


37 posted on 06/22/2010 11:01:26 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: occamrzr06

This was all calculated!
__________________________________________________________

To what end? What do you think the plan was?


38 posted on 06/22/2010 11:02:54 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: brityank

Is McCrystal the best man for the job or isn’t he?

If he is, it is disgusting they are replacing him.


39 posted on 06/22/2010 11:07:24 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: EternalVigilance

any front line combat arms soldiers in the photo?


40 posted on 06/22/2010 11:09:53 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Outlaw Woman
3.) Resigns and then tells it like it is

That would be great but don't hold your breath. You can bet that the General's salary and benefits will be used as leverage: "if you say one word of anything to the public, you can kiss your military pension and bennys goodbye."

You have defined the difference between a "careerist" and a "patriot".

The patriot puts Country and the lives of his troops first and Bennys second.

General McChrystal has already offered his resignation. And, no, Obama cannot withold his pension. We are still a land ruled by Law. (See the ruling by Judge striking down Obamas drilling moratorium.)

McChrystal could have done much more good if he had had the moral courage to resign and tell it like it is (perfectly acceptable and highly honorable behavior for a retired officer) instead of waiting for Obama to fire him for insubordination while on active duty (Banana Republic behavior).

41 posted on 06/22/2010 11:10:03 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: pissant
"If Mattis takes it, that would be great. He ain’t no perfumed prince, that is a fact."
You must be kidding me! Prove me wrong. Where was he for the Marines in the Haditha case? Think very carefully before you respond. And that is just one example.
42 posted on 06/22/2010 11:14:15 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Polybius

Obama should select a black Colonel or LTC ..promote him..force out all the WHITE officers..promote the minorities..

You can bet..Obama is thinking..this.


43 posted on 06/22/2010 11:17:47 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: brityank

The rolling stones reporter was embedded with them for at least a month. This is not a stupid general he knew where this was lead.


44 posted on 06/22/2010 11:20:00 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: bushpilot1

That would be great except the best Lt. Col. for the job is retired and currently running for the House in Florida.


45 posted on 06/22/2010 11:21:19 PM PDT by Brytani (Allen West for Congress!!! Go Allen!!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Marine_Uncle
"Think very carefully before you respond."

Think very carefully about who you're asking to "think very carefully". LOL

46 posted on 06/22/2010 11:21:30 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: brityank

*placemarker*


47 posted on 06/22/2010 11:23:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Polybius

I don’t disagree. I’m just not optimistic. As far as the ‘rule of law’ and the judge striking down the ban, apparently you missed the follow up segment to that, which is: they..interior dept and other nazi’s, are going to try & appeal that.

True Patriots didn’t vote for Obama because they could see through him at a 100 paces.


48 posted on 06/22/2010 11:23:32 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: occamrzr06

I agree. I, too, think it was calculated. But what is your theory as to why?


49 posted on 06/22/2010 11:25:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: brityank

McChrystal got a look behind the curtain, saw all the red, and said “No way, Barry!”

Barry said “Go away then, but go away this way. I can’t have Generals speaking out about what they have seen.”


50 posted on 06/22/2010 11:27:13 PM PDT by Boucheau
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