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Report: Insubordinate McChrystal Called Back to Washington for White House Meeting
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 06/22/2010 4:07:18 AM PDT by kristinn

NBC News' Savannah Guthrie reports this morning that Gen. Stanley McChrystal is being called to Washington for a meeting at the White House tomorrow in the wake of a Rolling Stone article that has exposed McChrystal and his staff as mockingly disrespectful of their civilian overseers, including their commander-in-chief President Barack Obama.

Guthrie posted at Twitter:

McChrystal has been ordered to the Sit Rom tomorrow to explain his stmts criticizing admin officials to Rolling Stone to POTUS in person 15 minutes ago via UberTwitter

Guthrie added: "McChrystal has been calling around town apologizing to officials."

The Atlantic reported late last night that McChrystal had been called by numerous top officials last night:

Within hours after today's Rolling Stone story broke, McChrystal was called by the White House, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They were not happy.

The Atlantic also notes that McChrystal never completely had the trust of the Obama administration:

Even though McChrystal voted for Obama and told him so during their first meeting, he sensed that a number of senior White House aides didn't really believe that the former commander of the military's special missions unit during the Bush-Cheney years was suddenly on their side. National Security Adviser James Jones, who is a bit of cipher to McChrystal's team, may or may not have been one of these aides. No one in the West Wing bought all that liberal internet chatter about JSOC's alleged crimes -- but no one really didn't buy it, either.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; mcchrystal; obama
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1 posted on 06/22/2010 4:07:18 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Obama will make a mess of this situation.


2 posted on 06/22/2010 4:09:36 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: kristinn

Obama will tolerate no dissent...


3 posted on 06/22/2010 4:09:39 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: kristinn
Even though McChrystal voted for Obama...

That alone would give me reason to question his competency. I hope he pays the price for his foolish choice in presidents.

4 posted on 06/22/2010 4:10:44 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: kristinn

The fact that anyone could be called insubordinate to the boy king in the white house is pathetic.


5 posted on 06/22/2010 4:11:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kristinn
Retire, and demand a retirement speech to a Joint Session in the US House of Representatives.
6 posted on 06/22/2010 4:11:16 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Freddd

McChrystal is lucky he hasn’t been fired already.


7 posted on 06/22/2010 4:11:55 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: kristinn

are there?,
any Army,

3 or 4 star job openings


8 posted on 06/22/2010 4:13:15 AM PDT by element92
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To: listenhillary
Obama will make a mess of this situation.

Dontcha luv it!

Obama + situation (any) = MESS

9 posted on 06/22/2010 4:15:36 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself...)
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To: kristinn

Any military person who voted for Barry is a disgrace to the uniform.


10 posted on 06/22/2010 4:15:58 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: kristinn

McC will grovel and then be fired.

Remember how O supposedly chewed out Petraeus.

O’s plans for destroying America are well on the way to fruition.

What I don’t understand is why none of our military leaders have not resigned. This petty backbiting is more than unprofessional.

Frankly, as much as I hate O, these comments from McChrystal are unacceptable. Always have been, and hopefully, always will be.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 4:16:19 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Freddd
Let's see, a four star General is being called back from his Command in a war zone so that a man-boy can tell him to get his mind right.

This really will resonate with the troops...

12 posted on 06/22/2010 4:16:19 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: kristinn

By this time next week I predict we’ll be referring to him as “Retired general and FOX News Military Analyst Stanley McChrystal”.


13 posted on 06/22/2010 4:16:52 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: kristinn

Speaking truth to power-I like it


14 posted on 06/22/2010 4:18:38 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: kristinn

McChrystal has known this article was coming for some time - was that the strategy he came up with - grovel and apologize? Maybe he was taking his cue from Obama’s foreign policy rituals.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 4:19:34 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: kristinn

This is as close to a mutiny as you can get. And a LOT of Americans, perhaps a majority, will be backing the mutiny. The wheels are fast coming off the bam train, I’m starting to wonder what we do when you have a totally insane traitorous usurper as president who no longer even fakes like he is pro-American, and a buffoon for VP. Does it become a civil war?


16 posted on 06/22/2010 4:20:04 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Never on my watch

generals are supposed to be apolitical.

Eisenhower never voted. I read he was scrupulous about this.

They are not supposed to have political allegiance to the Pres. They serve our nation and whoever is CIC.


17 posted on 06/22/2010 4:20:58 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: element92
3 or 4 star job openings

There's always room for another retired general.

18 posted on 06/22/2010 4:21:57 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: FreePaul

And visa versa.


19 posted on 06/22/2010 4:22:03 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: chickadee
was that the strategy he came up with - grovel and apologize?

Must be a Republican.

20 posted on 06/22/2010 4:22:42 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: kristinn

If mac voted for obama... **** him and he is a traitor. If not... then obama lied about him... and we know obama is one huge lying pos kenyan marxist muzzie.

LLS


21 posted on 06/22/2010 4:24:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: caver
The only way McCrystal can redeem himself is to quit at the meeting and then head to all the media outlets and expose the fraud in the White House.
22 posted on 06/22/2010 4:24:40 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: tsmith130
Gee, thanks, now I am indulging in morbid laughter:)

I did notice that the article in the WSJ stressed that all of McChrystal's aides were "anonymous". Perhaps his strategy is to fall on his sword and save his staff.
23 posted on 06/22/2010 4:25:05 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Yosemitest
Retire, and demand a retirement speech to a Joint Session in the US House of Representatives.

ROTFLMAO! And I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden would fall all over themselves to grand his demand. </sarcasm>

24 posted on 06/22/2010 4:25:10 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: FreePaul

“Even though McChrystal voted for Obama...

That alone would give me reason to question his competency. I hope he pays the price for his foolish choice in presidents. “

If true...AMEN!


25 posted on 06/22/2010 4:25:57 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: kristinn

pink slip in 5-4-3-2-........


26 posted on 06/22/2010 4:26:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I may be wrong, but a General’s choice for a Retirement Speech to Congress, CANNOT be denied.


27 posted on 06/22/2010 4:27:24 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: kristinn

LET’S HOPE HE QUITES ON MOOGLY THE MAN CUB AND TELLS THE REAL STORY TO THE MEDIA, AT LEAST FOX WILL REPORT IT


28 posted on 06/22/2010 4:27:58 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: listenhillary
Obama will make a mess of this situation.

Bowrama's already made a mess of it. Losing the military in this fashion, can't be good....especially, since McChrystal voted FOR Bowrama!

29 posted on 06/22/2010 4:28:33 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: kristinn

If McChrystal disagrees with the President, he needs to resign his commission and then say so. He cannot openly mock a President while still on active duty, period.

That the President in question is an incompetent boob with delusions of godhood is irrelevant.

That the President in question is going to seriously compromise the war effort is irrelevant.

Criticism of the President and his policies must come from outside the military, never within.


30 posted on 06/22/2010 4:28:46 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Savannah Guthrie reporting on MSNBC from the White House that Obama is hesitating to fire McChrystal. Doesn’t want to put his “hurt feelings” above “greater good” in Afghanistan.


31 posted on 06/22/2010 4:28:56 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: Never on my watch

“... man-boy ..”

that will get Larry Sinclair so horny


32 posted on 06/22/2010 4:29:23 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: kristinn

You got a real birth certificate Obama? Obama’s ROE and support for the war is intolerable and a failure. The General should tell the POS in the White House to stick it where the sun don’t shine.


33 posted on 06/22/2010 4:29:43 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SF_Redux

al quaeda and taliban ring up another victory


34 posted on 06/22/2010 4:30:51 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: tsmith130
Must be a Republican.

Is there anyone with stones around here?

Joe Wilson stood up..... and then stood down.

Joe Barton stood up.... and then stood down.

I'd like to see McChrystal stand up for what he said and say "Hell yes, I meant it - because of A), B), and C)", and stick by his guns.

If he meant it, but won't stick to it, he's spineless.

If he said it and didn't mean it, he's worthless.

(Easy for me to say, I know).

35 posted on 06/22/2010 4:30:53 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kristinn

General McCrystal and Congressman Joe Barton were both right and honest. Obama is losing in both Iraq and the Afghan nation and the POTUS Obama has no right to demand extortion from a private company, even though BP should be torn to shreds for incompetency. But....so to should Obama and his failed administration for giving green light permits to BP to move forward with a hazardous situation. BP should be drained of every cent and Obama should be forced to resign or be impeached. I wonder when the American people are going to wake up and realize that POTUS Barack Hussein Obama hates these United States and...that he and his traitor Democrat Party are doing everything they can to destroy America and all her people!!!


36 posted on 06/22/2010 4:31:17 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: kristinn

General, if what you are reported to have said was true, don’t be a wussie and apologize! But, you probably shouldn’t have said anything, if you aren’t prepared to resign and speak to the people.


37 posted on 06/22/2010 4:31:57 AM PDT by Ex-Democrat Dean
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NBC’s chief Pentagon reporter, Jim Mik(however you spell it) says the Pentagon is not inclined to fire McChrystal.


38 posted on 06/22/2010 4:32:04 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: cajungirl

—correct—when I was a kid, it was a tradition that officers in the Armed Services didn’t vote—


39 posted on 06/22/2010 4:32:21 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Yosemitest

Please do not compare this situation to the MacArthur-Truman spat...”old soldiers never die, they just fade away...” Can’t the President just, “fade away” at this point?


40 posted on 06/22/2010 4:32:25 AM PDT by Netz
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To: FreePaul
Even though McChrystal voted for Obama...

He has seen the light. Obutt doesn't have his vote now.

41 posted on 06/22/2010 4:33:05 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: caver

You got it.


42 posted on 06/22/2010 4:33:22 AM PDT by Conservative9
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To: kristinn

Please tell me what kind of a General Officer, other than a black one voting out of blind allegiance to his race, would consciously have voted for Comrade Zero in the first place?

If McChrystal actually voted for Comrade Zero, with the information he had available about the candidate at the time of his voting decision, I am forced to question his competence for a command position, at the least, and maybe his sanity, at the worst.

How can one possibly be a serving General officer, and vote for the suicide of the nation he is sworn to protect?


43 posted on 06/22/2010 4:33:32 AM PDT by MGMSwordsman
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To: GreenLanternCorps

If Secretary Gates had an ounce of backbone, he too would resign as General McCyrstal should do today!!! They won’t. They will just stand by and Let POTUS Obama destroy our military and take the nation down in the process. Whimps, both of them!!!


44 posted on 06/22/2010 4:33:44 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: kristinn

Oh, so is that the play? McChrystal should rightfully be canned. But the Magnanimous One will put aside this insubordination for “the greater good”.


46 posted on 06/22/2010 4:34:33 AM PDT by Doohickey ("It Takes A Spillage." - Mark Steyn)
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To: kristinn

I know it’s “bad form” but I’m tired of people apologizing for telling the truth. First Barton and now McChrystal. What they said was DEAD ON ACCURATE.


47 posted on 06/22/2010 4:35:13 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: cajungirl

generals are supposed to be apolitical.

Eisenhower never voted. I read he was scrupulous about this.

They are not supposed to have political allegiance to the Pres. They serve our nation and whoever is CIC.

Agreed. That;s why we are not just anohter junta-land.

48 posted on 06/22/2010 4:35:15 AM PDT by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: Never on my watch

McChrystal was the author of the terrible ROEs that are getting a lot of our guys killed; I’m not sure how popular he is with the troops. However, he obviously came up with those ROE’s because there was a lot of pressure from the WH (probably Biden more than anybody, since Bambi is too incompetent even to understand what these are) to come up with something that reduced the effective fighting power of our troops and made it easier for the Taliban to use Afghan civilians as a cover up for their activities. Well, that wasn’t the stated purpose, of course, but the exaggerated moves to “protect Afghan civilians” that are at the base of these ROEs have certainly had that effect, not to mention resulting in many dead Americans and allies.

McChrystal seemed to be fine with this; but now it appears that he may have seen it as a compromise that would be a way of getting more troops and ultimately increasing American military power there. That part never happened and I think he realizes that it was intentional and that Obama really doesn’t want to win this and was setting him up. It may have been unprofessional to make these comments, and I’m sure he will be fired, but frankly, I can’t say that he’s in the wrong.


49 posted on 06/22/2010 4:35:42 AM PDT by livius
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To: Red Steel
Ask and ye shall receive...

(Just click on them for the source information.)





And if you really want to make THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF mad, then give him this:


50 posted on 06/22/2010 4:35:52 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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