Obama ousts Afghan commander McChrystal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal with regret, but is certain that it is the right decision for the country's national security and the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama says McChrystal's biting comments about the president and his aides in a magazine article did not meet the standards of conduct for a commanding general.

Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to assume McChrystal's role as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. He says the move will allow the U.S. to maintain leadership and momentum in the war.

Obama made the announcement following a private meeting with McChrystal and a separate meeting of his national security staff.

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  • by Anthony Location: dothan on Jun 23, 2010 at 07:32 PM
    THAT GENERAL GOT JUST WHAT HE DESERVED, THE REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE FEELING SORRY FOR THE EX GENERAL IS BECOUSE OF THE YEARS HE HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMY. I DONT FEEL SORRY FOR HIM BECOUSE HE SHOULD KNO WHEN TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT....
  • by billy Location: geneva county on Jun 23, 2010 at 02:17 PM
    can't take critisium.. better get used to it obama! you have alot more coming after the mess you are putting out nation in.
  • by Earl Location: Ft.Rucker on Jun 23, 2010 at 01:51 PM
    Big deal,he spoke the truth
  • by Candace Location: Dothan on Jun 23, 2010 at 01:39 PM
    Obama is an idiot who should never have been president. As a matter of fact, one of the requirements to be president should to have served this country in the military. He may as well accept the fact that most of us agree with what the General said or allowed to be said. Obama will be out soon enough. He should never have been there in the first place.
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