You don't talk badly about the people who sign your paychecks.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
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".
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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A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Key meeting begins without McChrystal - Military- msnbc.comAn 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.
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.
Gen McChrystal is in good coming. Gen George Patton and Gen Douglas McArthur also has choice words for their upper management.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
They will be making a statement on the half of this hour.
EDIT: Watching CNN. He has been relieved of Command. Mcchrystal has been relieved of Command. Obama shall talk in about 10 minutes.