Theodore's World: Obama Replaces McChrystal with Petraeus - Complete Video

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June 23, 2010

Obama Replaces McChrystal with Petraeus - Complete Video

This is the complete video of President Barack Obama’s announcement today, June 23, 2010, that he has relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his duties by “accepting his resignation,” and has replaced him with Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus will now assume direction of the U.S. War effort in Afghanistan. Despite saying this was not about “personal insult” as a result of McChrystal’s quoted comments in a “Rolling Stone” magazine, it is hard to come to any other conclusion since Obama praised McChrystal as “one of America’s finest soldiers.”

Petraeus moves to take over the Afghan war effort from his post as head of the Central Command, where he has been in charge of all U.S. forces in the Middle East. He previously commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and was credited with implementing a strategy that turned the tide against insurgents and sectarian groups in that war.

Statement By Gen. Stanley McChrystal

This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.

I strongly support the President's strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment — and a desire to see the mission succeed — that I tendered my resignation.


Posted by Wild Thing at June 23, 2010 02:55 PM


Rush pointed out how when Obama was a senator, he called Petraeus a liar and opposed him. Now he calls on Petraeus to bail his crooked ass out.

Posted by: BobF at June 23, 2010 04:15 PM

Also, it's interesting how Obama said he wasn't going to make a decision until he talked with McChrystal but he had Petraeus on hand to announce his immediate appointment. If he hadn't made his decision, why did he have Petraeus there?

Posted by: BobF at June 23, 2010 04:58 PM

I hate to see Petraeus play along with this obama shit. I assume Petraeus is doing it for America and our troops.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at June 23, 2010 05:10 PM

Oh yeah this is going to be a real morale builder. Again the troops are caught in the middle of this crapfest.

Posted by: Mark at June 23, 2010 09:30 PM

BobF., thanks,thanks for poinging those things out. I agree too, how weird is this with the way Obama was toward him beofore. Watching Petraeus standing there in the video I kept thinking he remembers obama in his bored position almost falling asleep and being rude and his comments he had made.

Tom, yes I agree.

Mark, I hate that so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 23, 2010 11:42 PM