Karzai Asks Obama Not To Fire McChrystal

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jun 23, 2010 7:44 AM
As Obama meets with McChrystal, it's worth keeping this message in mind:
Afghan officials said Wednesday that firing Gen. Stanley McChrystal would disrupt progress in the war and could jeopardize a pivotal security operation under way in Taliban strongholds in the south.

At the end of a one-hour video conference Tuesday night with President Barack Obama, Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed his confidence in the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, Karzai spokesman Waheed Omar said.
Meanwhile, Stratfor points out that while the general has made apologies for his interview, he "has yet to deny the content of the story."