WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden says he never viewed ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s mocking comment about him as a personal attack — but rather a reflection of policy disagreements over Afghanistan. Biden told ABC television’s “This Week” that President Barack Obama’s decision to fire his military commander in Afghanistan over McChrystal’s remarks in Rolling Stone magazine was “the absolutely necessary thing to do.” And he said others in the […]
Less than a week after President Barack Obama fired him as commander in Afghanistan over intemperate remarks to Rolling Stone magazine, Gen. Stanley McChrystal has told the Army his 34-year career in the military is over. According to an Army spokesman, McChrystal today informed the office responsible for administering the careers of general officers that he intends to retire. The spokesman, Army Col. Thomas Collins, said McChrystal has yet to […]
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 […]
Here are the latest developments involving Gen. Stanley McChrystal, America’s top commander in Afghanistan. He and his staff made comments in a Rolling Stone article that appear to mock top civilian officials, including Vice President Joe Biden. The story, which is to appear in Friday’s edition, was written by Michael Hastings. [Updated at 5:35 p.m.] Update: Clarification from Joe Klein: Gen. McChrystal as “offered to resign” he has NOT submitted […]
The POTUS doesn’t like being called “unprepared” especially following the Gulf Oil spill. Look for The General to retire abruptly. My guess, resignation on Friday night.
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan apologized on Monday for comments by his aides insulting some of President Barack Obama’s closest advisers in an article to be published on Friday in Rolling Stone magazine.