General McChrystal Summoned to White House After Controversial Interview in Rolling Stone Magazine

The top US General in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley Mc Chrystal is heading back to Washington after the Obama Administration learns that Mc Chrystal criticized the White House and Foreign Leaders in July 2010 edition of Rolling Stone. The  magazine hit the stands on this Friday. In the article the general was harsh to the president, vice president and Obama leadership team.

From Wall Street Journal:

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, 55, faced a barrage of criticism from top U.S. officials for mocking his civilian bosses and administration colleagues in a magazine article.

Some of his strongest advocates failed to jump to his defense after copies of the eight-page profile in Rolling Stone, titled “The Runaway General,” circulated ahead of its publication Friday.

The article portrays Gen. McChrystal and his staff as rogues with little regard for the Washington chain of command, including Mr. Obama. Gen. McChrystal is quoted belittling Vice President Joseph Biden and other members of the administration, including Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the top U.S. civilian on Afghan policy.

President Obama was not pleased:

In brief remarks Tuesday, Mr. Obama said Gen. McChrystal “showed poor judgment” in his comments to the magazine, but said he wanted to speak to his Afghan commander in person before deciding his fate.

It’s expected that General McChrystal will resign:

Several U.S. officials said they expected Gen McChrystal to offer to resign on Wednesday in his meeting with President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Read the whole thing.

Special Thanks: Michelle Malkin


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