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McChrystal: Out

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    According to CNN, he's resigning tomorrow.

    Here's the Rolling Stone article, too, btw.

    First page is a little tough to read between the self-important tough talk, and his aides falling over themselves to agree. But -hey- they're loyal. As for the talk about Biden and others, screw it. They're politicians. Oughta have thick skin by now. Will be interesting to see how COIN develops from here. Much will depend on the successor, I guess.
  2. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    On to Sen Kyl now and his calling Obama a liar over border security.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    There's still a chance that Obama could decline to accept the resignation.

    I doubt he will & think that, based on what he said, he deserves to be let go.

    It's insubordination & can't be tolerated.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I think he should be fired for giving an interview to Rolling Stone. That's the best he could do?
  5. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    It was cross-promotion for his upcoming album with Eminem. Drops next week. Timing is everything.

    YGBFKM Guest

    McChrystal is bisexual?
  7. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Fucking awesome. "A little bit of this, a little bit of that..."
  8. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Some said he needs to stay because of this point in the "war." I don't think the prez can let that kind of dis go, so the general has to go.

    Joe Klein reported this afternoon he would resign but I think that got knocked back to let heels cool.
  9. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    This behavior was so monumentally stupid that I have to wonder if the guy wasn't looking to go out in a blaze of glory, or something, because he feels he's stuck in a no-win situation. How did he think this story was going to come off?
  10. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Great interview on NPR of the reporter...


    Basically, he was surprised as anyone that the Gen. and his staff was behaving like they did...and seems to chalk it up to them all being away from home for too long!
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I just think the reporter got lucky and caught a rare glimpse at the truth. The military doesn't think much of obama.
    it was all because of iceland volcano. Reporter dude was to get a day with the general and instead it turned into a week because they couldn't fly. And rolling stone's editor said most of the damning quotes came in the first 24 hours.
    and, he says, more is coming. They had to cut the article for space reasons.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    John Rocker says the guy got screwed.
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