Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Breaking: McChrystal Relieved of Command UPDATE: General Petraeus Will Take Command

NBC News is reporting citing Pentagon sources that General Stanley McChrystal has been relieved of his command in Afghanistan.  Obama is set to give a speech in just a few minutes addressing the subject of McChrystal's controversial statements in the soon to be released issue of Rolling Stone.

Stay tuned...  AP is confirming

UPDATE:  Petraeus taking command is good news though one has to wonder how many Democrats who pilloried Petraeus with derogatory names such as "General Betray Us" can look themselves in the mirror.

More:   Petraeus taking command is a huge step down for him but seems in-line with a man of his character to put the mission above all else.  Petraeus will have to overlook a lot from the Dem crew in DC.  A stroll down memory lane is revealing.  Remember Obama's questioning of Petraeus?  Here is the shortened version: "it was really the Sunni Awakening - the Surge didn't work."

Then there was the famous MoveOn ad:
Of course who can forget when Hillary all but called Petraeus a liar:
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, opened her questioning of Petraeus and Crocker with the standard "I honor you for your service." And then she let the two of them have it.

"You have been made the de facto spokesmen for what many of us believe to be a failed policy" in Iraq, Clinton said. "Despite what I view is your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require a willing suspension of disbelief."

Clinton added that "any fair reading of the advantages and disadvantages accruing post-surge, in my view, end up on the downside."
God bless General Petraeus who is indeed a better man than his civilian superiors.

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