According to the Plum Line’s Eric Sargent, the House Speaker has ripped General “McChrystal For Publicly Airing His Views On Afghanistan”
Towards the end of an interview with Charlie Rose that ran late last night, Pelosi took a surprisingly hard shot at General Stanley McChrystal for publicly airing his views on Afghanistan, and called on him to stop.
“Let me say this about about General McChrystal, with all due respect,” Pelosi said, according to a transcript sent my way by a Pelosi aide. “His recommendations to the president should go up the line of command. They shouldn’t be in press conferences.”
McChrystal warned in a speech last week that pursuing a narrower mission in Afghanistan than the one he outlined in a recent assessment envisioning a broad counterinsurgency strategy would be “shortsighted.”
Wonder what Mrs. Pelosi had to say about Gen. Eric K. Shinseki who, back in 2003, faulted the Bush Administration for not sending more troops to Iraq. His behavior must not have offended the President too much who tapped him as his Secretary Secretary of Veterans Affairs.