McChrystal still has support in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Embattled Gen. Stanley McChrystal may be in trouble with his civilian bosses in Washington for a controversial interview, but he's getting support closer to the Afghan battlefield.

Both Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen have voiced support for McChrystal, who is in trouble for derogatory comments he made in a Rolling
Stone magazine interview about President Barack Obama and other civilian superiors.

McChrystal has been summoned back to Washington to explain himself.

Speaking through a spokesman, Karzai today gave McChrystal a strong endorsement, calling him the “best commander” of the war. Karzai said he hoped McChrystal could keep his job.

The NATO Secretary-General's office voiced concern over the impact that a change of command would have on the war effort at a time of rising casualties.

The alliance issued a statement calling the Rolling Stone article “rather unfortunate.” But it also said NATO's leader has “full confidence” in McChrystal.
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  • by Ruthie Location: Oklahoma on Jun 22, 2010 at 03:28 PM
    It is no wonder the media is panning the General. I personally support him strongly. He is loved and admired by his men. Obama has disdain for the Military as shown by his early comment, "Well they volunteered didn't they?" It is so full of folly to announce to the Taliban when we are leaving the Afghan war. They will wait us out and here we go again. We sure are NOT safer under Obama. Let the Military run the war and keep Politics out of it. It will be Obama's Vietnam if he keeps interfering.
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