Skip to comments.McChrystal denies offering to resign
Posted on 06/23/2010 6:15:16 AM PDT by MaestroLC
WASHINGTON - At a precarious moment in the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama prepared to hear his top war commander explain biting published complaints about the commander in chief and his aides. Even before their showdown, the White House's rebuke of Gen. Stanley McChrystal suggested it would be hard for him to save his job.
Ahead of his meeting with the president, McChrystal arrived at the Pentagon for meetings, including once scheduled with Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
On his arrival, he denied to NBC News that he's offered his resignation. "Come on, you know better than that. No!"
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The General may have suspected leaks and used the I resigned to ferret out who they were.
Maybe he just found the aide that fed the damaging info to the Rolling Stone.
Obama’s playbook comes from Alinsky; McChrystal is using Sun-Tzu.
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Obama has to act like an adult and make a big boy decision.
His Chicago hack advisers aren’t going to be any help to him on this subject. And he can’t blame Bush because he appointed McChrystal. The easy way out would have been for McChrystal to resign but it looks like the General isn’t going to play along.
Interesting day indeed.
Hey...McChrystal is a white guy....no beer for you!!!
Obama "creates" scenes...Wonder if they'll roll in the White Foam Pillars...to make Obame look real, real good.
I wish it would, too, but I see the general really grovelling and apologizing for his “unfortunate use of words that certainly don’t indicate my heart,” blah, blah, blah. Just once, I’d like to see someone really intimidate B.O. and be honest with him, regardless of the consequences. How dare this lawless administration get all bent out of shape over this little anthill of a problem. Why suddenly start worrying NOW about the military not supporting B.O.? How could any of them support a leader who some feel is foisting treasonous acts on his own country by failing to protect it? Notice how this McChrystal stuff is forcing other things off the front page.
“Has he, not his staff, actually stated that?”
I’ve seen quotes of him saying he voted for Obama.
“Did someone witness him marking his ballot? “
Is that question a joke? He indicated he voted for BO. So he’s either a liar or a fool.
O is indeed a “petty narcissist” and a “nancy boy”. You nailed it.
Bambi has to surround himself with these folks because he’s clueless.
“Our allies in NATO are watching this very, very closely.”
So are our enemies.
That wouldn’t surprise me. Imagine he has his civilian corps at the ready to defend us here, not there.
It interferes with a couple of rounds of golf.
# Senior WH aides note one important aspect of McCrystal-RStone controversy: no disagreement on policy. POTUS is “invested” in strategy. about 15 hours ago via UberTwitter
# Senior admin aides: McCrystal has not offered his resignation but has informed superiors he is prepared to do so. about 16 hours ago via web
# Senior aide: There is a path for Gen. McCrystal to save his job; everything depends on how the meeting w/POTUS goes tomorrow morning. about 16 hours ago via web
# Senior admin source, no one Atlantic knows/has heard/seen etc. anything about a resignation offer from Gen. McCrystal. about 16 hours ago via web
The General will have it his way, as the Stone article clearly shows. There will be no grovelling. He will be amused.
McC knew he could play Obozo. And he did. Now let’s watch the show.
I agree...do we really know? The article just makes the claim that he did, but the claim wasn’t directly attributed to McChrystal, which I find interesting.
“The only thing attributable to McChrystal was his reflection of their first meeting where he stated that Obummer was ill prepared and seemed intimidated by the military brass.
The truth hurts.”
Amen. There is NO DOUBT that B.O. was like a fish out of water with that group. Not only does he hate the brass, but he has not even an elemental understanding of the military. He himself could never have made it through basic training, much less officer candidate school, etc. For a person who flaps his jaws for a living, it must have been awful to be in a roomful of men whose masculine actions earned them those stars and bars.