23 June 2010

Obama 'Fires' McChrystal

After He Already Submitted His Resignation?

The truth hurts, and Dear Leader apparently felt the need to put-on a tough guy show... so 

Obama fires McChrystal... after he already submitted his resignation, anyway. I probably would have fired him, too- he had to.  But McChrystal's no fool, he likely knew it would come to this... makes me think he felt a desperate sense of urgency, one worth sacrificing his long, patriotic career for.  A heroic whistle-blower, informing a perilously ill-informed American electorate that the emperor hasn't a stitch on? Time will tell...

President Barack Obama says he has accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal with regret, but is certain that it is the right decision for the country's national security and the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama says McChrystal's biting comments about the president and his aides in a magazine article did not meet the standards of conduct for a commanding general.

Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to assume McChrystal's role as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. He says the move will allow the U.S. to maintain leadership and momentum in the war...

Thanks for your service, General McChrystal... and your honesty, we hear you.