The decision by President Obama to accept Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as the top commander in Afghanistan was met with mixed reactions.
Readers have taken to CNN.com expressing their support of and disappointment with the decision.Many comments on the piece about McChrystal’s resignation have come from veterans and current members of the military. A majority of them said they were shocked and embarrassed by McChrystal’s conduct. One reader, “AFGChuck,” said that the general did not speak his mind or speak the truth. He goes on to say that McChrystal’s actions were a complete breach of military protocol.
In another article about the controversial remarks, readers with an opposing view felt that McChrystal had a First Amendment right to express himself, and that he shouldn’t have been held accountable for comments made by his aides.
CNN viewers are also sharing their reactions with iReport. Frequent iReporter Liberty1955 said that the situation between Obama and McChrystal mirrored the conflict between President Eisenhower and Gen. Patton during World War II. He said that McChrystal is a good leader and his apology should have been enough.
EWillies1961 said McChrystal needed to be removed so that President Obama could reassert leadership and reinforce the ideal that civilian and military leadership portray a united front.
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