McChrystal himself is described by an aide as "disappointed" in his first Oval Office meeting with an unprepared President Barack Obama. The article says that although McChrystal voted for Obama, the two failed to connect from the start. Obama called McChrystal on the carpet last fall for speaking too bluntly about his desire for more troops.Why is an active duty General Officer advertising who he does or does not support politically? And yes, I would think the same thing if he stated he voted for McCain.
Is this healthy? I don't think so.
UPDATE: Eeek. McChrystal thinks he's stepped in it.
"I extend my sincerest apology for this profile," McChrystal said in a statement issued Tuesday morning. "It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and it should have never happened."I hate to say it, but if you use the "Admiral Fallon Standard," then don't be shocked if McChrystal is gone this summer.
UPDATE II - Electric Boogaloo: Go get the fork.
The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has been summoned to the White House to explain biting and unflattering remarks he made to a freelance writer about President Barack Obama and others in the Obama administration.Ya'll know I am a McKiernan guy ... so ... I'll say it.
The face-to-face comes as pundits are already calling for McChrystal to resign on grounds of obvious insubordination.
McChrystal has been instructed to fly from Kabul to Washington today to attend Obama’s regular monthly security team meeting tomorrow at the White House.
That is what you get for firing McKiernan; can we bring him back please?