For Immediate Release
Robert Greenwald, Director of Documentary Rethink Afghanistan, Calls for General McChrystal to Resign
LOS ANGELES - Robert Greenwald, director of groundbreaking documentary Rethink
Afghanistan, is calling
for General McChrystal’s resignation after a Rolling Stone
revealed deep disrespect among General McChrystal and his staff for
Obama and his advisors. This latest revelation of insubordinate behavior
part of a continuing pattern with McChrystal, who earlier disrespected
Office of the President by publicly airing his recommendations to
troops before last year's Afghanistan policy review was completed.
Greenwald’s Brave New Foundation is moving a
petition asking concerned Americans to join in the call for the
McChrystal, citing that McChrystal’s apology is not enough.
To view the petition, please click:
“McChrystal's behavior and the intolerant
behavior from his staff breed an attitude of contempt for civilian
among his officers that no Commander-in-Chief should tolerate.
should resign and the President should accept his resignation.” Robert
Greenwald, Director, Rethink
has since been summoned to Washington from Afghanistan to explain his
comments. In the Rolling Stone article, McChrystal and his
aides refer to National Security Advisor Jim
Jones as a "clown," Vice President Joe Biden as "Bite me,"
and calling Obama’s administration “wimps in the White House.”
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