McChrystal still has support in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Both Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAR'-zeye), and NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AHN'-derz fohg RAHS'-moo-sihn) have voiced support for McChrystal, who is in trouble for derogatory comments he made in a Rolling Stone magazine interview about President Barack Obama and other
civilian superiors.

McChrystal has been summoned back to Washington to explain
himself.

Speaking through a spokesman, Karzai gave today gave McChrystal a strong endorsement, calling him as the "best commander" of the war.

Karzai said he hoped McChrystal could keep his job.

The NATO secretary-general's office voiced concern over the
impact that a change of command would have on the war effort at a time of rising casualties.

The alliance issued a statement calling the Rolling Stone
article "rather unfortunate." But it also said NATO's leader has
"full confidence" in McChrystal.


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