Posts Tagged ‘Stanley McChrystal’

Obama Removes McChrystal as Facebook Friend

And at the end of the entire saga, General Stanley McChrystal and Tony Hayward became friends… BP, the World Cup, and Stanley McChrystal‘s big surprise [Slate]

Rachel Maddow : McChrystal Doesn’t Believe in Counter-insurgency

Discussing General Stanley McChrystal’s dismissal, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow began to question General McChrystal’s focus on counter–insurgency in Afghanistan. Unfortunately for Maddow’s partisan audience, the tone displayed in her questioning suggested a lack of understanding of the situation on the ground for the Afghans and a dismissive attitude towards a legitimate policy created to ensure that […]

Karzai Reps on McChrystal : ‘We’re All Prone to Make Mistakes’

Before the announcement of General Stanley McChrystal’s dismissal was made, spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Waheed Omar, said that the removal of General McChrystal from his post would be a major setback to the U.S. Mission in Afghanistan. Omar takes the opportunity to remind the international community that McChrystal’s was not the first, last, […]

Rachel Maddow and Michael Hastings on McChrystal, Quagmire, and Counter-Insurgency

In a phone interview with freelance journalist (and self-professed friend) Michael Hastings, Rachel Maddow asked Hastings what he thought of the fallout of his article for Rolling Stone magazine which has taken over much of the media landscape since word first broke out about the statements in the last couple of days. Maddow notably begins […] Don’t Fire McChrystal, Blame It On The A-A-Alcohol [AND Ash]

Like Keith Olbermann and the Moby Media Group’s Saad Mohseni, Slate’s John Dickerson believes Obama’s firing (or accepting the resignation) of General Stanley McChrystal is ill-advised. Like Saad Mohseni, Dickerson points out that the United States’ Afghanistan strategy is essentially Stanley McChrystal’s Afghanistan strategy and that the General is one of the few American officials […]