Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
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General McChrystal Relieved of Command, Say NBC and CNN

General Stanley Allen McChrystal is done for after his profile in Rolling Stone, or so they say-or at least, so says Rachel Maddow's Twitter. Ah: Jake Tapper's Twitter agrees. He will be replaced with General David Petraeus. The president will make a statement at 1:30 p.m.

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mmmark (#4,458)

Petraeus!

saythatscool (#101)

The Billy Martin of the United States military.

BadUncle (#153)

The Taliban will never use pine tar against us.

saythatscool (#101)

He had to leave the first time because he was making Mickey Mantle drink too much.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

-replants fungus-decimated Opium fields with Chinese Melamine Pine Nut trees-

mathnet (#27)

A four-year-old friend of mine now has a doll whose name is at least pronounced "McChrystal." No word on spelling.

You should secretly ask the doll what it thinks of your friend, and then publish it in Rolling Stone.

"A four-year-old friend of mine" If you were saythatscool I'd be worried.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Done.

What a YEAR Rolling Stone is having. Who would have guessed?

Miles Klee (#3,657)

"how dare you make rolling stone somewhat relevant again!"

As usual, John Stewart summed it up best last night: "You know, I may be a four-star general and you may be a reporter for some hippie magazine, but I feel like I can trust you."

Abe Sauer (#148)

Michael Hastings better work this for every last red cent and fame because nobody, NOBODY, is ever going to trust him in any profile ever again for the rest of his journalistic career. Maybe he can go teach somewhere.

Is Bud Light Lime the Rolling Stone of beers?

HelloTitty (#830)

Is this effectively a demotion for Petraeus? I thought that as head of CENTCOM, Petraeus was McChrystal's boss.

mathnet (#27)

I think you're right. And I'm confused about why President Obama just thanked him for agreeing to take the new position at great personal sacrifice, etc. I mean, it's an order, right? I'm not saying that I don't appreciate his service; I just don't really understand why Obama said that.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Petraeus didn't want the Afghanistan job, and he agreed to take it on really short notice. I think Obama was trying to show genuine gratitude for stepping up at a tough moment.

Matt (#26)

But you guys Tumblr is down!

saythatscool (#101)

What will become of the Summer of Megadeath?

Matt (#26)

BUMMER OF MEGADETH

[Note house style.]

Art Yucko (#1,321)

#Lacking Jӧrtflow, plz REMEDIÄTE.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Yeah. So when are we done with Afghanistan?

I'm totally done with it.

hman (#53)

Bring on the 'BETRAY US' jokes.

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