Gen. McChrystal steps down -

Gen. McChrystal steps down

Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, to take over


A day after his disparaging comments about America’s civilian leadership in the Afghan War surfaced in an interview for Rolling Stone magazine, Gen. Stanley McChrystal—the top commander in Afghanistan—has stepped down. President Barack Obama accepted his resignation “with considerable regret” and nominated Gen. David Petraeus, the head of the U.S. Central Command. “It is the right thing for our mission in Afghanistan, for our military and for our country,” Obama said. Earlier, the president also noted that McChrystal’s remarks in Rolling Stone demonstrated poor judgment and undermined the civilian control of the military “at the core of our democratic system.” Obama urged the Senate to quickly confirm Petraeus, who would leave his Central Command position.


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Gen. McChrystal steps down

  1. McCrystal calls a spade a spade.

    • Hmm… are the spades the red cards in the pack or the black?

  2. President Obama should have fired him on the spot. He was being to kind to accept a resignation

  3. What frustrations are the military facing with decision makers that are so far out from the war field, that they have to resort to venting out their frustrations outside the channel? That should have been addressed first. Talking is a lot easier while you are away from the action. Your saliva is your only capital, while the military has to lay their lives on the battlefield.