AirTalk for June 23, 2010

[UPDATED] President Obama relieves Gen. McChrystal, nominates Gen. Petraeus

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal (L), the top commander of the U.S. Force in Afghanistan, arrives at the White House for a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama June 23, 2010 in Washington, DC.

UPDATED 10:55am PT: Obama formally announces he has accepted Gen. McChrystal's resignation and nominated Gen. David Petraeus. Is Petraeus the man for the job? Did Obama make the right move? General Stanley McChrystal offered to resign his post as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after a furor over comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine. McChrystal was summoned to the Oval Office to explain his public criticism of the administration.

Note on today's audio:
Part 1 - McChrystal's likely departure.
Part 2 - President Obama's formal announcement followed by analysis from Peter Nicholas.

Guests:

Peter Nicholas, White House correspondent for the Tribune Washington Bureau, which serves the LA Times, Chicago Tribune and other papers

David Cloud, National Security Reporter for the Tribune


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