The Runaway General: Gen. McChrystal Summoned to Washington Over Remarks

The Runaway General: Gen. McChrystal Summoned to Washington Over Remarks

President Obama’s top commander in Afghanistan was flown to Washington on Tuesday to find out whether he will be fired, after an article in Rolling Stone quoted him and his staff members speaking critically of top members of President Obama’s team.

With the war effort faltering, the comments by General Stanley McChrystal illustrated the disarray and spitefulness that exists among the Afghanistan team, as well as the tensions between the president and the military.  In the magazine article, General McChrystal or his aides spoke derisively of Vice President Biden, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, National Security Adviser General James L. Jones, Richard C. Holbrooke, the special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and even President Obama himself.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused to say outright whether General McChrystal would lose his position.  Gibbs questioned the general’s judgment, calling the comments an “enormous mistake,” adding that military parents need to know that “the structure where they’re sending their children is one that is capable and mature enough in prosecuting a war as important as Afghanistan.”

Gen. Stanley McChrystal Summoned to Washington Over Remarks

White House Calls Back General McChrystal

President Obama Comments on  General McChrystal

Read the full article The Runaway General in Rolling Stone here.

Read more about reactions to General McChrystal’s remarks in The New York Times here.

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Photo of the Day: If Looks Could Kill!

Photo of the Day: If Looks Could Kill!

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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Photo of the Day: Times Square Grand Dame de la Mode

Photo of the Day: Times Square Grand Dame de la Mode

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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Charlie Vinkham Discovers His Superpower: It’s Pecunia Olet!

Charlie Vinkham Discovers His Superpower: It’s Pecunia Olet!

Dollar Bill is a very funny one-minute short film by Marco Aslan, in which our enterprising hero Charlie Vinkham discovers his amazing superpower.  It’s Pecunia Olet, the Smell of Money (or maybe Smelly Money), which coincidentally is the same superpower shared by pornstars, prostitutes and corporate bigwigs.

Charlie Vinkham Discovers His Superpower: It’s Pecunia Olet!

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