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Statement By Gen. Stanley McChrystal
WBZ/AP ^ | 6-23-10

Posted on 06/23/2010 11:22:51 AM PDT by STARWISE

*snip*

This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.

I strongly support the President's strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment — and a desire to see the mission succeed — that I tendered my resignation.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fallguy; genstanleymcchrystal; mcchrystal; muslim; muslimvictory; resignation; suicidebycop; underthebus; victory4enemy; victory4islam
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To: NonValueAdded

Sorry .. I don’t know.


101 posted on 06/23/2010 12:53:06 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: Conservative Vermont Vet

I suggest that before you makes such statement, you read the Rolling Stone article that this is all about. If you still have this opinon AFTER reading it, then IMO, you need help.


102 posted on 06/23/2010 12:54:46 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: CutePuppy

Re: “Sounds a lot like McChrystal planned to commit an equivalent of the suicide by cop and get out of serving under Obama and his ROE, after he became “disappointed” in Obama...
If so, his execution of the plan was flawless.”

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I totally agree with your post. 100% right on the money!!!

In my view, both Obammy and this McChrystal are big losers.


103 posted on 06/23/2010 12:55:32 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Non-Sequitur

Yes, he’s just such a wonderful man.


104 posted on 06/23/2010 12:55:32 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: Jack Black

Like I said before, there’s more to it than breaching OpSec, though that should get him shot.

Want the truth on Yon, go to Blackfive and find it. He had some good stuff, but he’s worn out his welcome with some of the stuff he’s pulled lately.


105 posted on 06/23/2010 12:56:36 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: anniegetyourgun

Remember that ... despicable vermin.


106 posted on 06/23/2010 12:58:09 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: JOHN ADAMS

Yes, he will be silent for the troops IMO, he honors the office of POTUS, even if not the current Office Holder. It has been a strained relationship for both of them, but God and Country are deeply instilled.
Obama has more than enough people ready to take him out with the citizenry. Piling on will do no good.


107 posted on 06/23/2010 12:59:35 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: paladin1_dcs
If you want the truth, try starting over at Blackfive. I’ll warn you though, they don’t hold back.

Ho hum. Top Gun is Gay parody. Five articles about the Rolling Stone article. Something about a Congressman being appointed to a comission. This is the hardhitting man-on-the-scene reporting that rivals' Yon's??

108 posted on 06/23/2010 1:00:10 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: ltc8k6

If you read the Rolling Stone article you will realize that the Stragety was HIS, and was agreed to by Obama, so in essence, he agrees with his own strategy.


109 posted on 06/23/2010 1:02:13 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: wilco200

IMO, there are some things more important than Obama.


110 posted on 06/23/2010 1:03:08 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: RipSawyer

RE: “......................Personally I don’t see how the nation can survive if he serves out his term, never mind reelection.”

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Agree — I’ve long said we need him OUT of office before 2012 election.

What must happen, at the least, is to make sure he gets on the stand in Chicago re the Blago mess that’s getting started now. Rahm will be called and most certainly Obammy is involved. Rahm is believed nearly ready to resign and it’s likely over this matter.

Let’s make sure this whole Blago trial doesn’t get passed over due to Afghanistan, the Gulf spill, et al. So many crises; need to keep them ALL on the front burner!


111 posted on 06/23/2010 1:04:09 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: etraveler13

Well, then I am forced to conclude that he is unfit for command...


112 posted on 06/23/2010 1:05:43 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Mouton

A man of action and few words.


113 posted on 06/23/2010 1:06:29 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: Jack Black

Do I have to do all the heavy lifting for you?

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2010/06/michael-yon-proudly-violating-opsec.html

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2010/06/michael-yon-the-end-game.html

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2010/06/apologizing-to-yon.html

You couldn’t even look beyond the front page, yet you get all snotty when I point out that Michael Yon has some serious credibility problems?


114 posted on 06/23/2010 1:10:47 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: paladin1_dcs
Michael Yon had a serious issue about violating OpSec orders as an embed and was removed because of it.

 Please, let us know about these violations of OpSec orders that you reference,that we may see and understand.

115 posted on 06/23/2010 1:11:50 PM PDT by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: browardchad

See my above post, it has most of the important links. There are others to be had with a little time spent looking if your serious.


116 posted on 06/23/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: Jack Black

Here is the link:
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236


117 posted on 06/23/2010 1:16:06 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: Lucky9teen

Exactly. McChrystal, is responsible for the article tho, trouble goes uphill as well as accountablity. His men were loose cannons and that his how they roll. It is evident that he has problems with Politicians, and policy. Knowing it, and allowing it to be said nationally, put the ball in Obamas court to show who was in charge. Stan knew this, and rather than let this drag out, for the good of the men, morale, and in respect for the office, not the man, but the office, he resigned. At least that IMO.


118 posted on 06/23/2010 1:20:41 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: paladin1_dcs
Do I have to do all the heavy lifting for you?

When blackfive is your only source? No -- no lifting needed.



119 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:01 PM PDT by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: ltc8k6

That only tells me that you have no idea what the policy is, here is the link to the story, educate yourself first.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236


120 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT by etraveler13
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To: rosettasister

No, because I believe the reason McC has done this is because under the circumstances, this war cannot be won. OK, well, let Petraeus lose it. At least he has a victory under his belt in Iraq, so he’ll be 1-1. The trouble is, counter-insurgency doesn’t work when you can’t relentlessly hound the insurgents while making friends with the locals. IOW, when the troops have their hands tied. I don’t want more troops to die, but there’s no way we’re winning while this moron sits in the white hut. He would not allow it any more than he’s allowing the gulf to be cleaned up, It’s like he WANTS to fail.


121 posted on 06/23/2010 1:30:04 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I'm no longer so frightened. I'm simply disgusted, It feels better.)
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To: STARWISE
Let the record show that this is the SECOND war-time general this CIC has fired.

As for McChrystal - I hope he fades away. I cannot forgive ANYONE who voted for this usurper call Obama.

122 posted on 06/23/2010 1:39:50 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: STARWISE

I missed the whole debacle - the entire unfolding of the ‘development’ so from my view, I do not think the general was duped by the reporter -— I think he said precisely what he wanted to relate.

Now, I think he ought to retire and when the time is right, he should write his own book about the disgraceful, incompentent Obama and the stupid idiots that voted him into office, including the general himself if indeed he actually voted for him. McCrystal sure must hate McCain to have voted for Obama...lol...and his opinion of the senator might make for some good reading also.


123 posted on 06/23/2010 1:44:07 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: rosettasister

You are dreaming irrational dreams.

Nothing can or will happen for the good until the ROE permit killing people and not worrying about collateral damage.

The troops must be allowed to kill and blow things up. Until that happens and it won’t, there will be stalemate or loss.


124 posted on 06/23/2010 1:53:22 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 Republicans punish truth while the 'Rats reward liars)
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To: STARWISE

I myself have never even heard what he said that got him dismissed. Does anyone have a link to an article I can read?


125 posted on 06/23/2010 1:56:25 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: geologist

I would bet he would hate anything to do with politics.
Just can’t imagine him in all the political manueverings if he so hated meeting with the ambassador and the “Gucci” functions.

He is pure military.


126 posted on 06/23/2010 1:57:58 PM PDT by oneaglewings
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To: SevenofNine

127 posted on 06/23/2010 2:00:36 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: STARWISE

I can’t help but be amused that Obama had to turn to the left’s despised “Genl BetrayUs” in his hour of need.


128 posted on 06/23/2010 2:27:43 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: monkapotamus; tomkow6; All

Now that funny ROFL I going ping Tomkow


129 posted on 06/23/2010 2:28:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: monkapotamus; tomkow6; All

Now that funny ROFL I going ping Tomkow


130 posted on 06/23/2010 2:29:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: monkapotamus; tomkow6; All

Now that funny ROFL I going ping Tomkow


131 posted on 06/23/2010 2:29:18 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: The Duke
"Unfortunately the choice of a military vocation does not a statesman make. :(

Personally I feel that it is one's moral convictions that determine one's statesmanship. Washington, Madison and Jefferson certainly stated as much.

132 posted on 06/23/2010 3:12:44 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: STARWISE
McCrystal will retire.Relief of theater command results in retirement.

Maybe he will run for the Senate?

Love to see it.

133 posted on 06/23/2010 3:31:00 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: napscoordinator

My son, now retired officer, was as conservative as they come, but once sworn in, officially stopped having any political opinions at all. He was totally focused on his task of earning the respect of his troops, and carrying out the orders of his superiors.

To this day, he avoids political discussions. But, he did try to reassure me after I was weeping over the last election, that he hoped Obama’s damage would be quickly corrected.


134 posted on 06/23/2010 4:20:38 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: True Republican Patriot; All

Please consider that many officers are so focused on the task in front of them that they don’t spend much time watching tv, reading the web, or following politics stateside.

I would suspect McChrystal was in that category, and trusted the country he serves to nominate a qualified candidate. Maybe he had no idea what an empty suit managed to get the nomination? Or all he got was the glowing MSM headlines from the NYTimes?


135 posted on 06/23/2010 4:24:21 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

You would be surprised:
Mullen is a “Catholic” but is supporting Bamster in DADT overthrow...
A number of retired flag and general officers (like Adms Larson and Zumwalt) have “come out of the closet” and declared themselves big libs....as many of their wives have secretly been...
like Laura Bush and Cindy McCain...a real shame....


136 posted on 06/23/2010 5:50:35 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: etraveler13

The policy is idiotic as far as this soldier is concerned.


137 posted on 06/23/2010 8:48:12 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Ann Archy
However, maybe McChrystal wants out before Bammy GAYS up the military!!

Well, General Petraeus made clear that wasn't a supporter of "Don't ask; don't tell," so it looks like "Bammy" will get his wish.

138 posted on 06/23/2010 10:06:50 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Danae

Michael Yon is NO judge of what the troops think. McChrystal was very much liked by his command— want to know why? Because he put his own boots on the ground, all the time and in firezones and night patrols. He frequently could be found “putting his knee down” next to a soldier in combat. That is the definition of leadership- leading by example and walking the ground. Taking nothing away from Petraeus, since the libs used to call him “betray us”, and obama trashed him in the Senate- Petraeus advocated counterinsurgency (COIN). McChrystal directed for 6 years the US worldwide special operations warriors, Joint Special Operations Command, JSOC. Michael Yon is a pretty poor judge of leadership, and he might be refusing to embed because he’s scared of seeing real action.


139 posted on 06/23/2010 10:25:05 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
"What military officer in his right mind would do such an idiotic thing?"

The "question" is the "answer"!

140 posted on 06/23/2010 10:27:10 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Danae
I saw a video of McChrystal overlording the troops, which put a bad taste in my mouth for him doing so. Didn't care for his approach to the troops, so am not missing the fact he is gone. Petraeus on the other hand, I am more confident with his style and approach to the troops...frankly I think they think so too.
141 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:01 PM PDT by caww
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To: STARWISE

By this statement it is clear that Mcchrystal brought his resignation papers to obambi , and “tendered” it to obambi.
Mcchrystal resigned with honor. obambi tries to portray it as “accepting his resignation” like he had ordered him to resign—NOT. McChrystal struck a nerve, and reached an obama audience targeting Rolling Stone with all of its obots. Let’s hope they keep him in specops-


142 posted on 06/23/2010 10:35:45 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: STARWISE

The General put his nation before even his career. Someone needed to blow the whistle, and he picked up the mantle.


143 posted on 06/23/2010 10:46:12 PM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: paladin1_dcs

Thanks for the links. I appreciate it.


144 posted on 06/24/2010 2:01:13 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: John S Mosby

From what I understand, yon had imbed status revoked.

Personally this is what I think. McC was getting pollitically stabbed in the back. He got HALF what he requested in troops from OholyO. He wasn’t getting the support needed. I thinkmaybe McC set this up a bit and choose RS as the media to Get some damned attention brought to what is happening (or not). I could easily be wrong.

That being said Yon has been embedded with our troops literally for years. He does have he trust of the troops because he has been living and grunting with them for a long time. Thats why I trust him.


145 posted on 06/24/2010 2:03:15 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: Gondring

You are KIDDING??? Patreaus is OK with OPEN GAYS in the Military??????? OMG!!!!!


146 posted on 06/24/2010 3:37:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: CaliforniaCon

The bigger losers are our troops on the ground. First the idiotic ROE insisted on by obambi, with mcchrystal’s compliance— and our dead go way up. Then this stupid little event, that allows a rag like RS to speak for a commanding general. I think that obambi is doing to the military what he is doing to the country. mcchrystal had had enough. Petraeus has other goals. You get your first star and it is all political from there on up.
Wouldn’t be the first time:
“If your officer’s dead and the sergeants look white,
Remember it’s ruin to run from a fight:
So take open order, lie down, and sit tight,
And wait for supports like a soldier.
Wait, wait, wait like a soldier . . .

When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
So-oldier ~of~ the Queen!”
—Rudyard Kipling “The Plains of Afghanistan”


147 posted on 06/24/2010 7:15:58 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Barb4Bush; Nervous Tick; Renderofveils; napscoordinator; diogenes ghost; Cuttnhorse; ...
General McChrystal is not perfect. Many voted for Obama and rue the day they did it.

Unfortunately, due to the educational systems of America, unless a child had/has excellent teaching from his parents he will be liberal. History is ridiculed and cast aside, government is taught from the liberal point of view. Mostly due to the union's points of view.

The General is a patriot and I believe a follower the Constitution. He had no choice about the rules of engagement; as they have been ordered from the offices above him in rank and mostly the President and his lawyers: so he had no choice but to do or resign. No one is perfect. He has handled himself well, considering he requested 30,000 more troops and he had to wait 4 or 5 months to get part of that number and not enough for winning the offensive battle there.

Very, very, frustrating.

Show me some one else that has such a career as he has had. Show me someone else that has been tested in real struggles. Show me someone that want America to survive and thrive and not by onerous government controlling everything.

God help us in our day, In Jesus name, amen.

148 posted on 06/24/2010 8:29:28 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: geologist

>> unless a child had/has excellent teaching from his parents he will be liberal.

Gen. McChrystal is not a child.

>> Show me some one else that has such a career as he has had.

There are many. General Petraeus comes to mind.

>> Show me someone else that has been tested in real struggles.

>> There are many — from top to bottom in our wonderful Armed Forces. But, among flag officers, Gen. Petraeus comes to mind.

>> Show me someone that want America to survive and thrive and not by onerous government controlling everything.

There are many. Gen. Petraeus again comes to mind.

My point: McChrystal is an adult and exercised of his own free will the flawed judgment that got him where he is today — including voting for the man who means to destroy America as surely as he destroyed the General’s career. I am happy McChrystal is no longer in charge of our brave troops. He has been replaced by a better man.

>> God help us in our day, In Jesus name, amen.

On that we agree, FRiend. God bless.


149 posted on 06/24/2010 8:51:00 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: geologist

Not being “perfect” as you say, has nothing to do with the argument. You said something to the effect that you want him to run for president. We have a history of electing less than “perfect” humans to political office.

What I, and many others, are saying that his voting for Obama brings his judgment to question...no intelligent thinking person should have been fooled by the scam of Obama, especially someone who’s career is involved with leadership. This tells me that the general is a pretty committed social and political liberal and as more info filters out, this is apparently the case.

I don’t want to ever see a person in the White House who is a supporter of Obama’s political beliefs.


150 posted on 06/24/2010 8:52:12 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse ("It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged." - G.K. Chesterton, 1921)
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