Stanley “Mr. Out Of Pocket Comments” McChrystal Resigns, Gen. David Petraeus Takes Over

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, News, out of pocket

Barack Obama and General Stanley McChrystal

It’s a wrap for your boy Stanley McChrystal:

A day after his disparaging comments about America’s civilian leadership surfaced and dramatically struck a nerve in the White House, the top commander in Afghanistan has been relieved of his post. President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal “with considerable regret” and nominated Gen. David Petraeus, the head of the U.S. Central Command. The moves come in the wake of the revelation that Rolling Stone magazine would publish politically explosive remarks made by the general and his aides about key administration officials.

“It is the right thing for our mission in Afghanistan, for our military and for our country,” Obama said outside the White House, flanked by top civilian and military leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden; Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; and Petraeus.
Obama said McChrystal’s remarks in Rolling Stone undermined the civilian control of the military “at the core of our democratic system.” He said the decision wasn’t based on disagreement in strategy or personal issues. “I believe that it is the right decision for our national security. The conduct represented in the recently published article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general.”

Obama said that as hard as it is to lose the general, the “war is bigger than any one man or woman” and that while he welcomes debate among his team, he won’t tolerate division. “It was a difficult decision to come to the conclusion that I’ve made today,” Obama said. “Indeed, it saddens me to lose the service of a soldier who I’ve come to respect and admire. But the reasons that led me to this decision are the same principles that have supported the strength of our military and our nation since the founding.”

We’re still shaking our heads at ole boy right now. Poor thang.

Via CNN

Comments

  • LuvN_Life

    Thats what’s suppose to happen you get out of line in that big of a regard
    He has to be dealt with ,with an iron handPeople think they can just say anyThing and everything about President Obama and he shouldn’t tolerate it if and when he can.
    McChrystale is running a serious operation in Afghanistan for the United States he should know better,i wouldn’t have any more confidence in him either

  • HEARTLESS !

    He got FIRED !!!

  • Drama fa' yo' momma!

    HATS OFF TO OBAMA FOR MAKIN’ IT RAIN ON DAT H0E! DUMB MCCHRYSTAL FOR TALKIN’ SMACK. HOPEFULLY HE DOESN’T GET A DIME WHILE BEING UNEMPLOYED LIKE THE REST OF AMERICA. BLAH!

  • Drama fa' yo' momma!

    OH YEAH…AND THE SADDES PART IS THAT HE GOT FIRED AND IT’S A PUBLIC MATTER! DAT DUMB NICCA AIN’T GETTIN’ A JOB ANYTIME SOON! AHAHAHAHAHAH. DAT DUMB WHITE H0E! COMMANDER IN WHATEVER-…THESE NUTZ IN YO MOUF NUGGAH!

  • THE ALMIGHTY TRUTH

    @ LuvN_Life

    You must be in another country, because here in AMERICA we have the God given right to talk about anyone we choose. Since when Obama was above God?

  • damu22

    @almighty

    there’s a price to pay for your free speech, thats what was secluded from the first amendment. No one is saying you can’t say what you want, but for everything you say and do, there’s a consequence.

  • tellthetruth5678

    @The Almighty Truth

    What makes the ‘former’ General above anyone to say what he said and not be reprimanded? You must be in another country.

  • drock

    Smells like a setup.

  • Well..

    @ Almighty Truth….. Yupp! What you said! I love my president, but we have a right to free speech. He didn’t even say it directly to the reporters- this is stuff that was said in conversation, that the reporters were taggin along on.

    Obama may say that this is in the best interest, but, McChrystal is the whole reason the Afghanistan operation has taken a more improved turn within this past year. And quite frankly, I have friends putting their lives on the line…I don’t care what a general says, I care that they are conducting an operation in the most effective way. That’s what the war is about anyway.

  • NO

    @ ALL MIGHTY NO NOT IN THE ARMY YOU CANNONT SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THE COMMANDER IN CHEIF THAT IS LESSON ONE IN BASIC TRAINING WE CANNOT EVEN SUE THE MILITARY IF YOU ARE A ACTIVE SOLIDER

  • DAYWALKER (THE DAYDREAM!!!)

    THE ALMIGHTY TRUTH

    6/23/10, 17:39:pm

    @ LuvN_Life

    You must be in another country, because here in AMERICA we have the God given right to talk about anyone we choose. Since when Obama was above God?
    ______________________________________________

    You obviously don’t know shyt about the military, but allow me to enlighten you?

    First off, as an active duty commissioned officer in the United States Army, he is guilty of violating UCMJ article 89, Or to put it even more bluntly, DISRESPECTING A SUPERIOR COMMISSIONED OFFICER. LAST I CHECKED, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is the COMMANDER in CHIEF of ALL U.S. FORCES at home and abroad, so with that being said, his azz knew what the hell he did, and being that it is a time of war, his azz can be shot, because he also violated UCMJ article 117 as well. I wish they’d let me kick off in his f_ucking wrinkled up azz for just 10 good minutes, and I can promise you his azz wouldn’t be around to talk anymore smack! F_uck him!!

  • http://deleted CriticXtreme

    Regardless of what this General may have said. He spoke his mind. Many whites, some black and Latin people aren’t feeling Obama and blame him for everything. In my opinion, people just wanted a black president in office and didn’t really check to see how aggressive he would be with the issues. I know that he had a lot of ish to clean up after Bush but Obama should have flipped the script and truly cleaned house and made some serious changes. He should have learned how to run this country like it should be.

  • Darth H8ter

    He needs to respect the chain of command and not go against the grain. He did vote for Obama, so his opinion i ssomewhat telling

  • CoCo

    this is a setup… and a thinly veiled one at that

  • diane

    It’s not a matter of the man speaking his mind and free speech and all that bs. Instead of telling his commander in chief – President Obama, he chose to do an interview in a rag azz magazine. Like the president said, you can disagree, but not cause division. The president is trying to win a war that that fool Bush started, we don’t need no back stabbers. We need unity. Disagree behind closed doors. And you don’t have the right to yell fire in a crowded theater. Use all these rights wisely.

  • ayo

    Can you talk shi_t to your boss on wall street or anywhere else for that matter and not get fired or suspended ? No, i dont think so.

  • Poppa Doc

    I’m not backing McChrystal at all, he’s a big boy and accepted full responsiblity for his actions and the actions of his soldiers. Thats what a leader does. President Obama felt that the general was setting a bad example for all the soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen everywhere. So he fired him because sh*t like this can spread like a cancer througout the military. Thats what leaders do, stop the taint at the source. Ya’ll up here trying to turn this into a race issue? SMH, McChrystal announced that he voted for Obama and supported his politics before he was appointed as the general for Afghan. Remember, Obama thoroughlly reviewed and vetted McChrystal and chose him for the specific job. He we have a black and a white man, who are leading and working on a “level playing field”, and what do we do? Make it a race issue. Lets not make this a race issue, these two leaders and leading and making judgements based on character and merits. This should be used as an example everywhere in America. You act out of pocket, accept the consequences.

  • memchee

    THE ALMIGHTY TRUTH

    6/23/10, 17:39:pm

    @ LuvN_Life

    You must be in another country, because here in AMERICA we have the God given right to talk about anyone we choose. Since when Obama was above God?
    ______________________________________________

    You obviously don’t know shyt about the military, but allow me to enlighten you?

    First off, as an active duty commissioned officer in the United States Army, he is guilty of violating UCMJ article 89, Or to put it even more bluntly, DISRESPECTING A SUPERIOR COMMISSIONED OFFICER. LAST I CHECKED, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is the COMMANDER in CHIEF of ALL U.S. FORCES at home and abroad, so with that being said, his azz knew what the hell he did, and being that it is a time of war, his azz can be shot, because he also violated UCMJ article 117 as well. I wish they’d let me kick off in his f_ucking wrinkled up azz for just 10 good minutes, and I can promise you his azz wouldn’t be around to talk anymore smack! F_uck him!!
    ___________________________________________________

    @ Daywalker

    100% cosign!!!

    He was called to washington to be “dressed down.”

    He’s prob got Obama’s and several others shoes still stuck in his a.s.s!

    Personally, I think this guy is upset that he doesn’t have the standing in America that Powell and Schatwenkopf (whatever his name is) enjoyed during the 1st gulf war!

    Resigned? Is it even possible to get dishonorably discharged at his level? That would be something if he blew years of pension….

  • Just Bored

    @ THE ALMIGHTY TRUTH

    You must be very very young because your gonna find out that there’s a time and place for everything….one place where it’s NEVER a good time to talk about your boss is in front of anyone that’s gonna snitch or write about it.

    And further more, there used to be a time when our Commander in Chief was RESPECTED. In fact, anyone in a position of authority should be given their due respect.

    Would you by chance go into your bosses office, the person that signs your check, and just say whatever comes to your mind? If so, you may as well give up on keeping a job anywhere right now.

  • Buttaa

    Just Like President Obama said in the speech people, you can say what ever you want but there are consuquences & for a top general to react like he did it’s unprofessional. It say alot about the level of respect he has for his JOB. You better think next time before you open your mouth!

  • Buttaa

    Think about it, if you make comments for a magazine, I would think who elese & what else is he running his mouth about. You can’t have someone like that in the position he was in, he can’t be trusted!

  • Buttaa

    OK if he retired he would still get severence pay so you say that to say what?
    & how do you know what in someone account? He may still get 60% of what he was making more than likely he life style exceeds his pension, You don’t know how many mortgages he has vacation home or kids in college so shut your pie hole!

  • Poppa Doc

    @ Buttaa

    shut my pothole? you mad and I’m not even saying nothing, this is to easy. Anyways, I’m in my 14th year in the Army, and back in ’01 when McChrystal was a low-level general there was an article in the ArmyTimes about how to make smart financial moves. McChrystal was in their and he was sharing his financial swagger with the rest of us. Out of my entire comment thats what you hit me back about, whateva!
    Now why I commented about him retireing and getting severance pay? I’ve been to the ‘stan and it’s horrible whats going on over there. I think the general did not want to continue to lead if Obama was not going to give him what he wanted. 1-More troops 2-looser ROE 3-no deadlines. So what happens, a magazine leaks some “slightly” controversial comments made by his STAFF, not the GENERAL. Now he can graciously bow out of the fight without saying I QUIT and becoming a laughing stock. Trust me he gets more respect in the special forces community for not snitching than quitting. So thats why I said that. He dips out of the war, continues to get paid and looks like a stand up dude to HIS community. If I was Obama I would NOT of accepted his resignation. I would of made him apologize to the entire Army (televised), kept him on his job until he completed what the FUC I appointed to do (end the war), then when he was done I would of been like “Hey good job Stan, now step into my office because your FUCIN FIRED!!”

  • Poppa Doc

    I guess what I’m trying to say is, if we have to pay this dudes pension, he should have to do his job first. Instead this guy dips out, gets paid, gets props, and for what because he quits. Sounds like dude took a page from Sarah Palins book.

  • HF

    In the military..can yiu be fired…vs dishonorably discharged (DC)…I mean fired??? I thought the Military “fired” you either via honorable or dishonorable DC…this is NOT civilian life for Obie to “fire” or accept a resignation like just any Joe-Blow..considering the “infraction”

    This part confused me…I don’t think Obie understands military proceedings or processes esp with Military law and processes…

    wow….
    ____________

    I don’t think u understand military proceedings or processes esp with Military law and processes…

    In the U.S. military, there is a thing called the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). It is a series of laws and codes of conduct made specifically 4 military members. 1 of the codes prohibits INSUBORDINATION. What’s that? Well, that’s like walking in2 your boss’ office and calling him/her an azzhole.

    When u r in the service, there is a chain of command, where the President sits at the TOP. Gen McChrystal or people below him in his chain bascally called Obama an azzhole 2 a magazine. Thus violating the UCMJ.

    Yes, he or any military member in a supervisory position can b fired from thier positions 4 reasons ranging from incompetence 2 insubordination. They may or may not get kicked out of the military depending on severity, but if a military member hopes 2 advance up the chain, then UCMJ violations won’t help them.
    ______________
    @ LuvN_Life

    You must be in another country, because here in AMERICA we have the God given right to talk about anyone we choose. Since when Obama was above God?
    _______________
    In the military, u accept LIMITED free speech when u take the oath of enlistment. 1 of which states that u will OBEY the lawful orders of your superiors. The Commander in Chief is at the top of the chain of command, thus the SUPERIOR as far as the U.S. military goes. The chain exists so that the military is organized and efficient. Otherwise, u have a chaotic, disorganized gang of blind and armed leading the blind and armed.

    Kinda like crips and bloods or the LA/NYPD.

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