President Obama said Tuesday that he will wait until meeting in person with Gen. McChrystal before making a decision about the general's future. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Gen. Stanley McChrystal showed "poor judgment" in a controversial magazine article, but he added that he would wait until meeting in person with his top commander in Afghanistan before making a decision on McChrystal's future.
McChrystal was summoned to Washington to meet with Obama on Wednesday about the article to appear in Rolling Stone magazine in which the general and some of his top aides are reported to have criticized top administration officials.
"I think it's clear that the article in which he and his team appeared showed poor judgment, but I also want to make sure that I talk to him directly before I make that final decision," Obama told reporters after a Cabinet meeting.
Updated: 7:07 p.m.