Obama Ousts Afghan Commander McChrystal

President Barack Obama says he has accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal with regret, but is certain that it is the right decision for the country's national security and the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama says McChrystal's biting comments about the president and his aides in a magazine article did not meet the standards of conduct for a commanding general.

Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to assume McChrystal's role as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. He says the move will allow the U.S. to maintain leadership and momentum in the war.

Obama made the announcement following a private meeting with McChrystal and a separate meeting of his national security staff.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal has completed a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama and has left the White House. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory comments in a magazine interview.

Significantly, McChrystal departed the White House before Obama convened a regularly scheduled war planning meeting there. Officials had indicated earlier that McChrystal was summoned back to Washington from Afghanistan to explain at that session disparaging remarks he made about civilian leaders in an interview with Rolling Stone.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Disgusted Location: NC on Jul 13, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    WRONG person RESIGNED !!!
  • by @ USCFN on Jul 13, 2010 at 03:46 PM
    "They're (satan, our gov., UN, EU & Bilderberg group) pulling off the biggest lie to deceive the people of this world and force them into socialism, labor camps whatever".I am so glad you employed "OUR GOV" in your sermon that day. Maybe you have finaly got it right !
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM
    Data man, just remember, McChrystal and Patraeuos are both democrats and voted for Obama. Now, why do you think he gives a nats hair about you for supporting him? USCFN posts links to help you learn, I do and others, you seek only bliss for the party of sheep. Learn to think for yourself and letting others be you judge.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jun 29, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    Yep, OSO man it's very sad to see people like Databoy never receive truthful data or better yet never accept it because God states in his word "I will send them (supporters of those who're evil and of darkness) a strong delision that they may believe a lie" The big lie is what this is Snakeman. They're (satan, our gov., UN, EU & Bilderberg group) pulling off the biggest lie to deceive the people of this world and force them into socialism, labor camps whatever. Those who resists will be there you can believe that along with those who refuse to worship any God but Jesus Christ. They all will be persecuted for Jesus' name sake. It has been written before the foundations of the world Snakeman. Sad to see the black voters many who go to church through their rituals some committed to God but most side with the evil democratic party that satan is all up in. Sad and they have blinders on. Most blacks are blinded by satan because of their ignorance regarding the truth. God help us all!
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  • by deadfish Location: NC on Jun 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    Major Dad: Just because the word is accepted by American standards it doesn't mean the word is "filter free". I am NOT playing sensor nor thin skinned. Research the word and you'll find out that it is a foul and vulgar word, period. I know what I'm talking about. You have your opinion and I have mine. Rest my case
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 28, 2010 at 11:49 AM
    USCFN, I have posted to Data Man, tried to get him to seek the truth and yet he posts he will show me the way. That is the place I left in the first place, complaciency, serves the progressive while they pull of the biggest feat in history. All this right under his noses. He once was lost and now I would like him to be found. The other point, when you have a president that just officially made June Gay and lesbian month...I know what side I am on,,,he ain't on the same one.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jun 28, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    Databoy, Sarah is beautiful and most people know that. At least she doesn't have to put fake hair weaves in to portray and try to be someone else! She has the brains and the beauty. Simply said. And to the one who wants to know about my user name, we all are US citizens for now. I was aware of that long long ago because I stay up on issues that involve plans for our nation and the rest of the world. Bilderberg group, G20 nations, plans created for us all by the UN which involves the EU. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to find out all these truths of what Obama and the Bilderberg group with UN is doing to our nation. You're just in denial and think everything is going to be ok. Trust me, your bubble is going to burst one day soon when you see all the pieces of the NWO puzzle coming together and your rights & freedoms, pay etc. have been stripped away from you. Socialism leading to Communism plain and simple. We're dealing with very greedy evil people who want control over America.
  • by Major Dad Location: ENC on Jun 28, 2010 at 08:47 AM
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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 28, 2010 at 05:15 AM
    Waldo, why do you cherry pick items for fit your need? I read the article and your statement, post, is spun like a spiders web of dissinformation. I suggest you find more credible news sources, the Daily Kos? Don't they report from Hate, USA?

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