The quotes that got General McChrystal in hot Water
He cared about the troops on the ground, He made life a little easier and able to breath in the hell hole were fighting in and He like a true Vet spoke his mind and obviously told it like it was. But He did great work in turning the tide to actual accomplishments in the war. But Because of his opinion got allot of White House Representative butt hurt.. As a Marine Deploying in a month in a half, I give this man Props but politics is politics and through an Article 88 relieved which states:
Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
Here's some catchy quotes that got him in the heat. You decide if there bad or not............or just plain truth. On President Obama:After Mr. Obama's was sworn into office, McChrystal felt the new president looked "uncomfortable and intimidated" while meeting with a dozen senior military officials in a Pentagon room known as the Tank, according to a source familiar with the meeting.Following McChrystal's first one-on-one meeting with the president, an aide said the general left disappointed."It was a 10-minute photo op," the adviser said. "Obama clearly didn't know anything about him, who he was. Here's the guy who's going to run his [expletive] war, but he didn't seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed."McChrystal termed the president's three-month review of the U.S. military situation in Afghanistan before deciding to send more troops a "painful" time."I was selling an unsellable position.
"On Vice President Joe Biden:Last fall, McChrystal dismissed the counterterrorism strategy Biden advocated in Afghanistan as "shortsighted," adding that it would lead to creating "Chaos-istan" in the country.In the piece, McChrystal and his staff' openly mock the vice president:"Are you asking about Vice President Biden?" McChrystal said. "Who's that?""Biden?" said a top aide. "Did you say: Bite Me?"
On Jim Jones, the U.S. national security adviser and a retired four-star general:A McChrystal aide calls Jones a "clown" who is "stuck in 1985" - an apparent reference to Jones' experience in the Cold War.
On Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan:"Oh, not another e-mail from Holbrooke," McChrystal said with a groan while checking his BlackBerry. "I don't even want to open it." According to the piece, the general didn't bother "to conceal his annoyance" after reading the diplomat's greeting out loud and returning the device to his pocket."The Boss says he's like a wounded animal," one of the general's staff members told said. "Holbrooke keeps hearing rumors that he's going to get fired, so that makes him dangerous. He's a brilliant guy, but he just comes in, pulls on a lever, whatever he can grasp onto.
"On U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry:In January, The New York Times published an article about the contents of a classified cable Eikenberry wrote that criticized McChrystal's strategy."I like Karl, I've known him for years, but they'd never said anything like that to us before," McChrystal said, letting the Rolling Stone writer know he felt "betrayed" by the leak. "Here's one that covers his flank for the history books. Now if we fail, they can say, 'I told you so.'"
Words can be damaging............... And now General Petraeus takes the helm