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Nailing Obama on McChrystal

Not surprisingly it's candidates -- who need to keep their base revved up -- who are saying this, not current GOP members of Congress.

By David Weigel  |  June 24, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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McChrystal goes, after some conservatives called for that outcome

The president has now accepted McChrystal's resignation and Petraeus is on track to take over in Afghanistan. Don't expect the rest of Kristol's advice (the firing of civilian ambassadors) to be adopted right now, but take note of the conservative commentary on this issue. I saw no one argue that McChrystal did not, at least, need to offer his resignation -- the argument was between commentators like Charles Krauthammer who argued that Obama should not accept it, and commentators like Kristol who argued for Petraeus to move in.

By David Weigel  |  June 23, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Republicans criticize McChrystal comments but don't call for his firing

"I'm personally going to wait and see what Gen. McChrystal has to say," Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) told reporters. He declined to say whether, in his view, McChrystal's comments had violated the code of conduct: "I'm not going to get into any of that."

By David Weigel  |  June 22, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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McCain, Lieberman, Graham: President must decide McChrystal’s future

We have the highest respect for General McChrystal and honor his brave service and sacrifice to our nation. General McChrystal’s comments, as reported in Rolling Stone, are inappropriate and inconsistent with the traditional relationship between Commander-in-Chief and the military. The decision concerning General McChrystal’s future is a decision to be made by the President of the United States.

By David Weigel  |  June 22, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Conservatives start to react to McChrystal story

Hanson is critical of Rolling Stone itself, suggesting that McChrystal never should have talked to the magazine. But this comes eight months after McChrystal criticized Vice President Joe Biden's plan for Afghanistan (not the one the administration went with) as "short-sighted."

By David Weigel  |  June 22, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Anti-Islam party surges in Netherlands

American "anti-Jihad" blogs are celebrating the news, led by Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, who calls it "a roadblock on the road to Eurabia."

By David Weigel  |  June 10, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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