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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trending Topics No. 9: Stanley A. McChrystal Includes Video

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

General Stanley A. McChrystal, USA (born August 14, 1954)[1] is the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). He previously served as Director, Joint Staff from August 2008 to June 2009 and as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008, where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, but also criticized for his alleged role in the cover-up of the Pat Tillman friendly fire incident.[3] McChrystal has a reputation for saying and thinking what other military leaders are afraid to, one of the reasons cited for his current appointment, which he assumed on June 15, 2009. Following unflattering remarks about the vice president and other administration officials attributed to McChrystal and his aides in a Rolling Stone article, McChrystal has been summoned to Washington, D.C. and has reportedly offered his resignation to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

From detik.com translated by Google:
White House summoned the U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, to return to the U.S.. U.S. President Barack Obama will ask the general to explain the bad comments that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine.

The comments expressed by very brave. It is not only insulting to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other U.S. officials, but McChrystal and his assistants also underestimate Obama.

Citing aides McChrystal, music magazine Rolling Stone called an aide to Obama as a "clown" and another as a "wounded animal".

General McChrystal also reveals a statement disparaging U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Government Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke.

"Are you asking about Vice President Biden?" McChrystal said, laughing. "Who's that?" mocked. Then an advisory McChrystal participate mocking Biden. "Biden?" he asked. "What you say: Bite Me? (Bite Me?)"

In an article titled 'The Runaway General' was, McChrystal and his assistants also underestimate Obama. Rolling Stone wrote, McChrystal first met a week after Obama's inauguration as President of the United States. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Pentagon with dozens of senior military officials.

According to sources familiar about the meeting, McChrystal judge Obama looks "uncomfortable and intimidated" by the military officers who filled the air.

McChrystal also underestimate his first face to face with Obama in the Oval Office, the White House, four months later. According to the general meeting as nothing more than a photo session.

"That 10-minute photo session," McChrystal said one adviser. "Obama clearly did not know anything about him (McChrystal), who is he ... The boss was very upset," he said.

Because of that article, the Pentagon strongly condemn McChrystal and his assistants. U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates sparked McChrystal has made a big mistake. Currently circulating rumor that Obama would McChrystal fired from his post as commander of U.S. military and NATO in Afghanistan.

Interesting Link:
Obama to decide on McChrystal



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