Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Does McChrystal Have To Go?

President Obama now has to deal with another public relations and administration nightmare after his top commander in Afghanistan Army General Stanley McChrystal made disparaging comments in a Rolling Stones Magazine article about the president and his staff including V.P. Joe Biden. McChrystal is scheduled to meet with the president today to discuss the situation and reports are that he's already offered his resignation. McChrystal aide, Duncan Boothby has already resigned over the furor as he's the one who apparently arranged the article.

The war in Afghanistan has been plagued with problems, but President Obama may not have a choice but to fire McChrystal simply for insubordination. If he doesn't fire him, he will look weak, but that could come at a cost if the person replacing McChrystal doesn't have success in Afghanistan.

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