Politico is reporting:
According to sources close to the administration, Gen McChrystal shocked and angered presidential advisers with the bluntness of a speech given in London last week.
The next day he was summoned to an awkward 25-minute face-to-face meeting on board Air Force One on the tarmac in Copenhagen, where the president had arrived to tout Chicago’s unsuccessful Olympic bid.
An adviser to the administration said: “People aren’t sure whether McChrystal is being naïve or an upstart. To my mind he doesn’t seem ready for this Washington hard-ball and is just speaking his mind too plainly.”
Speaking his mind too plainly…………….code for – how dare he tell the truth!
This administration really has no clue about military code or morals. When they put General McChrystal in charge of the troops in his mind they put the lives of those troops in his hands. No military commander worth his salt would sit by quietly – doing the political thing – while his soldiers die.
Rather than blame General McChrystal, maybe Obama should be asking where his administration broke down in communicating the needs of our troops. Why was this ignored until the media reported?
Thank you General McChrystal for standing up for our troops.