Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gen. McChrystal's statement

From The Washington Examiner ... Gen. Stanley McChrystal's statement as he stepped down as Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan:

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.

It has been my privilege and honor to lead our nation’s finest.
He has been replaced by Gen. David Petraeus who was commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.

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