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.

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