*Clarification from Joe Klein: Gen. McChrystal as "offered to resign" he has NOT submitted his resignation.
News is still unconfirmed beyond Joe Klein's original tweet - as of 5:35pm EST
CNN reports that General Stanley McChrystal has tendered his resignation according to a Joe Klien tweet http://twitter.com/...
Jibber jabber - I'll remove this diary as soon as a more meaty diary goes up.
Is this going to work in favor for the President, or will the narrative be spun into "You can't fire me, I quit"?
Will this be an opening for a sea-change of strategy in Afghanistan, or will there be a continuation of current policy.
Toby Harnden Blogs via Telegraph.co.uk
A senior Capitol Hill source tells me that General Stanley McChrystal had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama and that the White House is actively discussing a replacement who could be quickly confirmed by the Senate.
The source said that among the names being touted as possible successors are General James Mattis, the outgoing head of the US Joint Forces Command and due to retire after being passed over as US Marine Corps commander, and Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of Nato’s Training Mission in Afghanistan.
The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 22, 2010; 5:36 PM Obama says war general's showed 'poor judgment'
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says Gen. Stanley McChrystal showed "poor judgment" in a magazine story in which the Afghanistan war commander and his aides disparaged the president and other members of the administration.
Asked whether he would fire McChrystal, Obama said he planned to talk McChrystal face-to-face before making any decision.
*Or Joe Klein just burned me again