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