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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    He knew the consequences of such statements, what this should lead us to believe is that there is some ****ed up **** coming down so much so that he felt he needed to say it.
    Are there no other ways someone that senior could voice their disagreement in private and with effect?

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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

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    Can someone explain how this "resignation" thingy works?? He (McChrystal) is a military General assigned a command. Maybe i just need to get out more, but i have never heard of a General in the middle of a war resigning.

    If Obama needs/wants to fire McChrystal he should have the coconuts to fire his butt. Not "accept a resignation".


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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You don't talk badly about the people who sign your paychecks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Can someone explain how this "resignation" thingy works?? He (McChrystal) is a military General assigned a command. Maybe i just need to get out more, but i have never heard of a General in the middle of a war resigning.

    If Obama needs/wants to fire McChrystal he should have the coconuts to fire his butt. Not "accept a resignation".
    It happened, here - page 2 of the article in the OP:
    In 2008, Navy Adm. William J. Fallon, then the head of U.S. forces in the Middle East, was forced to retire after an article ran in Esquire in which he appeared to question Bush administration policies.
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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    -- Its simply a sign of immaturity how Obama has reacted.
    What would you have said if he's simply sacked him without checking with him personally as he has just done? I for one would prefer someone looks me in the eye and sack me than do it via phone / letter or text message.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    --But ohhh wait, McChrystal dares speak out of turn about Obama --
    I suspect the US military isn't that different in principle to the UK military and any senior British officer who mocked his country's elected leader should be held responsible. There are ways to get a message that you're unhappy across - and that doesn't include a public interview with a magazine like Rolling Stone.

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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    From MSNBC:

    An Afghanistan strategy session is under way at the White House as scheduled without word from President Barack Obama about the fate of war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who is under fire for blistering remarks in a magazine.

    McChrystal came to the White House for a 30-minute face-to-face with Obama over his remarks and then left. He was not seen returning for the bigger war meeting, as he had been expected to.
    Key meeting begins without McChrystal - Military- msnbc.com

    It remains to be seen whether General McChrystal's lack of attendance at the larger meeting indicates that he is being relieved of his responsibilities. There is some possibility that the President and the rest of those at the meeting are discussing the matter further, including the outcome of the President's earlier discussion with General McChrystal, to see if the overall team can work with the general. If members have lost trust or confidence, he will likely be replaced.

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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Gen McChrystal is in good coming. Gen George Patton and Gen Douglas McArthur also has choice words for their upper management.
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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    They will be making a statement on the half of this hour.

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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    EDIT: Watching CNN. He has been relieved of Command. Mcchrystal has been relieved of Command. Obama shall talk in about 10 minutes.

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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    EDIT: Watching CNN. He has been relieved of Command. Mcchrystal has been relieved of Command. Obama shall talk in about 10 minutes.
    General Petraeus will be taking over.

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