General McChrystal Last Afghanistan Press Conference

General McChrystal Last Afghanistan Press Conference
Barack Obama ‘angry’ over McChrystal claims US President Barack Obama was angered by a magazine profile in which the top military commander in Afghanistan criticised senior administration officials, the White House says. President Obama said General Stanley McChrystal had shown “poor judgement”. The general has been summoned to Washington over the Rolling Stone article, for which he has apologised. Administration officials have so far declined to say that his job is safe. Mr Obama said he wanted to talk with the general in person before deciding what action to take. US media reports said Gen McChrystal had submitted his resignation, but it was up to the president to decide whether to accept it. There has been no official comment on the reports. In the article by Michael Hastings, entitled The Runaway General, Gen McChrystal is characterised as facing up to a key enemy in the war in Afghanistan: “The wimps in the White House.” Gen McChrystal is quoted as sharply criticising the US ambassador to Kabul, Karl Eikenberry. Aides to the general are quoted as saying he was “disappointed” when meeting President Barack Obama for the first time. Other targets include Vice-President Joe Biden, National Security Adviser James Jones and the special US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke. The BBC’s Kevin Connolly, in Washington, says the language and tone of Rolling Stone – a pop-culture magazine – make an uncomfortable fit with the delicate form of heavily armed

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