(CNN) – An official at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Gen. Stanley McChrystal "are both fully committed" to President Barack Obama's Afghan strategy and are working together to "implement" the plan.
This comes amid controversy over McChrystal's remarks about Eikenberry and other civilian officials working on the Afghan strategy.
"We have seen the article and General McChrystal has already spoken to it," according to a statement from an embassy official, making reference to McChrystal's apology.
McChrystal is not the one America is worried about being fully committed.
As an ex military man myself, I know the guiding rule of the military is to follow the orders of the commander and chief. This is especially relevant in upper management of the military where leadership is propagated down to the lower levels.
This article is a huge mistake by General McChrystal. It should be a career ending mistake. As a leader in the U.S. military you take orders from the civilian leadership that is the structure devised by our founding fathers for good reason; any usurping of their authority is unforgiveable.
This action will feed into the psyche of those that deem to undermine the current administration by any means necessary and will provide fodder for their minions to continue their traitorist works.