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Sayonara: Obama Relieves McChrystal, Appoints Petraeus to replace him

Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been relieved of his position as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, according to a top national security source. President Obama will make a statement at 1:30 p.m. ET, the White House said. That's only a few hours after he met with McChrystal after politically explosive remarks the general and his aides made about key administration officials in Rolling Stone magazine. The White House has asked the Pentagon to make a list of possible replacements for McChrystal, a senior administration official told CNN Wednesday. Obama will speak on camera about the issue, senior administration officials noted.

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Comment by Anonymous
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Could be McChrystal didn't want to be the man-in-charge of another failed war when America has to finally pull out of Afganistan.   Better to be fired for calling a spade-a-spade than be logged in history as the General who lost the war.

Comment by Die Daily
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Webster Tarpley, with his usual spot-on deep analysis has been calling this one for a while.
New York Times Planted Story on Afghan Mineral Wealth Designed to Prolong US Occupation, Spur Neocon-Backed Petraeus Presidential Candidacy

Tarpley says, and I certainly agree, that it's all part of the run-up to Petraeus' 2012 presidential candidacy. Then it's Fourth Reich time.
Towards the Eighteenth Brumaire of General David Petraeus?

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