Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Ca) Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee smashed President Obama on moving General Stanley McChrystal request of 40,000 troop member increase in Afghanistan. This during an interview on ABC News “This Week ” host my George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
“I don’t know how you put somebody in, who is as ‘cracker jack’ as General McChrystal who gives the president very solid recommendations and not take those recommendations if you are not going to pull out,” Feinstein told me on ’This Week.’ “If you do not want to take the recommendations then you put your people in such jeopardy.”
Senator Saxby Chambliss(R-Ga) who is Republican minority leader on the Committee said, “I don’t think there’s any question on whether he’s going to have to. I think it’s the right thing to do.”
It’s a very fractious government over there…and not much stability,” Chambliss said. “To slow down the Taliban, that means to prevailing militarily and obviously that’s where the additional resources in the form of troops comes in. That’s where McChrystal has recommended and I think the President has got to follow his commanders on the ground.”