General Stanley McChrystal apologizes to the White House over Rolling Stone Article

General Stanley McChrystal apologizes to the White House over Rolling Stone Article
Gereral Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan was fighting for his job Tuesday after being summoned to Washington to explain a magazine profile that included derogatory comments about President Barack Obama and his colleagues. The article will appear in Rolling Stone Magazine later this week, titled Runaway General or Lone Wolf General. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s comments were “distractions” to the war in Afghanistan. McChrystal, who publicly apologized Tuesday for using “poor judgment” in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine, has been ordered to appear at the White House Wednesday, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. He’ll be expected to explain his comments in the magazine’s profile, titled “The Runaway General,” to the president and top Pentagon officials, officials said. A top military official in Afghanistan told The Associated Press that McChrystal hasn’t been told whether he will be allowed to keep his job. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions between Washington and the general’s office in Kabul. McChrystal spent Tuesday calling several of those mentioned in the article to apologize, officials said, including Gates and Richard Holbrooke, US special envoy to Pakistan. Gates issued a statement saying McChrystal made “a significant mistake” and used poor judgment in his remarks to a magazine reporter

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