Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Hottest Title On The Newstand This Weekend: Rolling Stone

The issue of the Rolling Stone that has the inflamatory article doesn't even hit the newstands until this weekend, but the s**t has already hit the fan in Washington.

From MSNBC News on Wed, June23:

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a seismic shift for the U.S. military order in wartime, and chose the familiar, admired — and tightly disciplined — Gen. David Petraeus to replace him. Petraeus, architect of the Iraq war turnaround, was once again to take hands-on leadership of a troubled war effort. Obama said bluntly that Gen. Stanley McChrystal's scornful remarks about administration officials represent conduct that "undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system."

If not insubordination, the remarks — as well as even sharper commentary about Obama and his White House from several in McChrystal's inner circle — were at the least an extraordinary challenge from a military leader. The capital had not seen a similar public contretemps between a president and a top wartime commander since Harry Truman stripped Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command more than a half-century ago after disagreements over Korean war strategy.

The article that started the controversy. TC is taking special orders on this issue, call or come in to reserve yours.

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