Obama: McChrystal ‘Showed Poor Judgment’

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In the president’s first public response to the Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal, Obama said he will wait to speak to the general in person at the White House Wednesday before making a final verdict as to whether he will be fired.

"I think it's clear that the article in which he and his team appeared showed poor judgment, but I also want to make sure that I talk to him directly before I make that final decision," Obama said, questioned about the controversy before a Cabinet meeting Tuesday afternoon.


The AP is citing a senior U.S. military official who says McChrystal has been given no indication either way as to whether he will be removed from his post.

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