December 9th, 2009
12:07 PM ET

Around the Web: McChrystal’s appearance before Congress

U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador in Kabul, testified before Congress Tuesday and sought to minimize reported differences between the two over the strategy in Afghanistan.

During the deliberations over the increase of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, reports surfaced of an Eikenberry cable advising the president that McChrystal's plans to send more troops would be ill advised because of a lack of confidence in the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

In their opening statements, both said they were honored to testify together and each called the other a friend. Yet, more of those differences were seen when the men gave their predictions about the final outcome of the war. FULL POST