Report: McChrystal Offers to Resign

But his White House fate is far from settled
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 4:47 PM CDT
A May 10 file photo of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry is at left.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Gen. Stanley McChrystal has offered to resign in the wake of his unfortunate interview with Rolling Stone, reports Time. (The magazine's Joe Klein initially told CNN that McChrystal had actually submitted his resignation, but Time clarified with this Tweet.) Either way, it doesn't mean much at this point, notes Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo.

It's almost a given at this point that McChrystal will submit his resignation, he writes. "It is absolutely essential for him to do. He has no choice." When it happens, it's no bombshell development. "The question is whether Obama and Gates choose to accept." President Obama, in fact, said late this afternoon that he won't make up his mind until meeting with the general tomorrow, reports Politico. "I want to make sure that I talk to him directly."

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