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Old 06-22-2010, 05:01 PM
bjkeefe bjkeefe is offline
 
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Default Re: Adios McCrystal (or McChrystal)

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Originally Posted by Wonderment View Post
May the departure of McCrystal mark the beginning of the end of Obama's surge in Afghanistan. It's time to reevaluate the whole mission, call off the drones in the region, dump Karzai and get out.

On the other hand, debacles like this often make warlords dig in their heels.

Thoughts?
I hadn't heard about this, so thanks for the heads up.

For those in a similar boat, here is a news story from Dexter Filkins. [Update: this link now points to what appears to be an updated report. Two different reporters now have the byline, and Filkins is credited as a contributor in the footnote. Developing ..., to coin a term.]

Also, here is a short, interesting post from Jon Taplin, which came up first when I Googled departure of McCrystal. (Possible skewing in these search results should be noted, as I am reminded that our General Stanley A. spells his last name McChrystal.)

More news links here, using the latter spelling. Here is the current top Google News result from Fox.

[Added] I probably should have said "news" links, as it appears that almost everything returned at this point is pure speculation or at best, reaction quotes to the news that McChrystal had been summoned to the White House.

[Added2] Here is the Rolling Stone article that apparently started the kerfuffle.
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