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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
What The F**k Is Up With Our Military???
President Barack Obama is furious with Gen. Stanley McChrystal and is considering firing him for a magazine article in which the top military commander in Afghanistan criticizes senior White House aides and his assistants poke fun at administration officials overseeing the war.
In the Rolling Stone article, "The Runaway General," McChrystal comes across as frustrated with the White House and most top civilian leaders. The magazine hits newsstands Friday but was released to reporters in advance and excerpted by several news outlets.
One of McChrystal's aides calls White House National Security Adviser Jim Jones -- a retired four-star general -- a "clown" who's "stuck in 1985."
McChrystal says that he is contrite for his statements - but?? McChrystal issued a statement today saying he extends his "sincerest apology for this profile."
"It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened," his statement read, according to several news agencies. "Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard."
He is certianly right, he fell far short of what he should have done.
For insubordination, for disrespecting the Office of the President of the United States and for allowing derision of the White House among his staff, General Stanley McChrystal must resign.