McChrystal ‘The Runaway General’ Will Retire From Army

June 29, 2010

(ChattahBox)—The U.S. Army announced on Monday that General Stanley McChrystal plans to retire from the military. After President Obama relived the beleaguered general of his command as the head U.S. commander in Afghanistan, it was expected that he would retire from service.

An Army spokesman said in a brief statement, “McChrystal informed the Army today that he intends to retire.” McChrystal has not yet turned in his official paperwork but there’s no doubt he plans to retire soon.

McChrystal, 55, angered President Obama, after his insulting statements criticizing senior members of the Obama administration were published in a Rolling Stone profile, entitled “The Runaway General.” McChrystal was summoned to the White House and turned in his resignation, which President accepted.

Our “Democracy depends” on a “strict adherence to the military chain of command command,” said Obama in a press conference, in which he tapped Gen. David Petraeus to replace McChrystal on the ground in Afghanistan.

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