June 23rd, 2010
09:36 AM ET

A look back at McChrystal in words and actions

As the firestorm over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's comments and the resulting fallout continues, look back at McChrystal in action and words from the past year.

December 9, 2009: History and war
In an interview with CNN, McChrystal talks about lessons learned from the past. 

December 9, 2009: On the Taliban, insurgency and Pakistan
In an interview with CNN, McChrystal discusses the risk for a future resurgence of the Taliban, critics of Obama's timeline, Pakistan's strategic role and the troop strategy.

December 2, 2009: Talking to the troops
After Obama's major troop increase announcement, McChrystal address the U.S. troops in Kandahar.

December 8, 2009: Testifying before Congress
McChrystal testifies before Congress on the plan for the surge of U.S. troops into Afghanistan.

June 2, 2009: 'No simple answer' in Afghanistan
Shortly after President Obama picks McChrystal in June 2009 to be the top commander in Afghanistan, the general assesses the situation during his Senate confirmation hearing.


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soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. Lynsey

    GET OVER IT!! No liberal loudmouth has any problem blasting their opinions everywhere! Sorry your feelings were hurt Mr. President, but it's time to move on to more important issues. Why don't you set sail for the Gulf and try to figure out the spewing oil crisis. WHAT A DISGRACE!!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • NC Tuff

      What exactly can the President do to stop the oil leak?

      Do you really belive that the best minds are not working on this problem?

      June 23, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        I agree the best miods are working on stopping the leak. What about the cleanup? Think of this as a major fire and the Administration is focused on blaming who started it and not lifting a finger to do anything to help. Their is no question as to BP's guilt but why is the Administration not doing anything to help with the larger problem – the cleanup.

        June 23, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Morvegil

    So you want a guy who doesnt know how to run a war to run it? Fool.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |