Top of the Hour: McChrystal and Obama Meet, This Morning's Headlines

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shortly before noon today, General Stanley McChrystal will face President Obama in the White House over derisive comments made by him and his aides in a Rolling Stone profile. Rumor in the beltway this morning says the U.S.'s top commander in Afghanistan is prepared to tender his resignation. McChrystal's insubordination is hardly the first case of tension between him and the president. According to Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, there is a history of personal conflict between these two that dates back to at least last fall. That story and this morning's headlines.

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Jeannine Ludovicz from Brockton, Mass

While I may agree that perhaps General McChrystal should not have been so public with his comments and opinions, I would remind Mr. Obama that we still have the Constitutional right of free speech. One of the great things about our country is the ability of its citizens to voice both praise and criticism for the government openly - WITHOUT the fear of reprisal. It is becoming alarming to note that a trend seems to be developing with this particular Administration where they disregard the rights of its citizens whenever it suits their goals or gets in their way. Thank you.

Jun. 23 2010 10:10 AM

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