Skip to comments.Statement By Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Posted on 06/23/2010 11:22:51 AM PDT by STARWISE
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.
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Sorry .. I don’t know.
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.
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.”
I totally agree with your post. 100% right on the money!!!
In my view, both Obammy and this McChrystal are big losers.
Yes, he’s just such a wonderful man.
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.
Remember that ... despicable vermin.
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.
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??
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.
IMO, there are some things more important than Obama.
RE: “......................Personally I dont see how the nation can survive if he serves out his term, never mind reelection.”
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!
Well, then I am forced to conclude that he is unfit for command...
A man of action and few words.
Do I have to do all the heavy lifting for you?
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?
Please, let us know about these violations of OpSec orders that you reference,that we may see and understand.
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.
Here is the link:
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.
When blackfive is your only source? No -- no lifting needed.
That only tells me that you have no idea what the policy is, here is the link to the story, educate yourself first.
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.
As for McChrystal - I hope he fades away. I cannot forgive ANYONE who voted for this usurper call Obama.
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.
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.
I myself have never even heard what he said that got him dismissed. Does anyone have a link to an article I can read?
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.
I can’t help but be amused that Obama had to turn to the left’s despised “Genl BetrayUs” in his hour of need.
Now that funny ROFL I going ping Tomkow
Now that funny ROFL I going ping Tomkow
Now that funny ROFL I going ping Tomkow
Personally I feel that it is one's moral convictions that determine one's statesmanship. Washington, Madison and Jefferson certainly stated as much.
Maybe he will run for the Senate?
Love to see it.
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.
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?
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....
The policy is idiotic as far as this soldier is concerned.
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.
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.
The "question" is the "answer"!
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-
The General put his nation before even his career. Someone needed to blow the whistle, and he picked up the mantle.
Thanks for the links. I appreciate it.
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.
You are KIDDING??? Patreaus is OK with OPEN GAYS in the Military??????? OMG!!!!!
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”
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.
>> 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.
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.