June 22nd, 2010
01:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Gibbs: President Obama was 'angry' after seeing McChrystal article

(CNN) - President Barack Obama was "angry" after seeing the upcoming controversial magazine article about Gen. Stanley McChrystal, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday. "I gave him the article last night," Gibbs said at the daily White House news briefing. "He was angry."

Earlier, Gibbs described the "magnitude and graveness" of mistakes by McChrystal in the article as "profound."

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  1. marty

    Sometimes a military mind can be a dangerous thing.

    June 22, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. waheid

    It seems that the general's ego has been allowed to override his judgement. Anyone who has served in the military knows that there are limits to the right to free expression. I haven't read the Rolling Stones article, but it doesn't matter whether his criticism are valid or not. (Civilian managers soon learn the same lesson about critizing superiors!)

    Under the circumstances, I don't see that Obama has any choice in the matter: the general must go. There can be only one commander-in-chief and, like it or not, Obama is it. Any officer who believes that he can no longer be loyal to his superior can - and should - resign. Then, he can voice his criticisms.

    June 22, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. leo

    obamas, like "they got everything ass bakwards" follow me if ur troublesome.

    June 22, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Darth bane

    Can't we all get along?

    June 22, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. A. Goodwin

    Some will say that McChrystal should have the right to say what he wants – free speech. Sorry – but free speech does NOT apply in the military!!! McChrystal made the USA look like a bunch of fools, and made this country less safe by demeaning the office of the presidency and how people view our govenment world-wide. Hell – we finally got some respect and here this guy is out to ruin it. A new low for GOP scum. Can't wait for the GOPers to come out and support this fool.

    June 22, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Seth

    You know Gibbs. We are shaking in our boots cause the President is ANGRY oooooooh. Maybe if he turned Green like the hulk and sported a clenched fist and snarled... We would believe you.

    The best Obama can do is stomp is foot, and sulk in the corner (or in
    Axelrod's lap at story time). Goodnight Bonzo.

    Eat your milk and cookies, and try not get so upset.

    It makes Rham cry whenever your lip quivers like that.

    June 22, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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