In an attempt to look like a strong tough President Obama fires (really accepted his resignation) General McChrystal. Obama’s PR team was obviously on board by having McChrystal come to the White House to divert attention from failures in the Gulf of Mexico.
President Obama ousted his top commander in Afghanistan Wednesday after officials determined that comments he and his staff made in a Rolling Stone magazine article amounted to insubordination.
Obama said he accepted Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s resignation and, in an equally stunning move, said he had appointed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who once led U.S. forces in Iraq, as his successor.
“War is bigger than any one man or woman, whether a private, a general or a president,” Obama said. “As difficult as it is to lose Gen. McChrystal, I believe it is the right decision for our national security.”
via McChrystal fired: Obama fires General McChrystal and appoints General Petraeus – latimes.com.