White House summons US general to explain himself

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 22, 2010 16:12

WASHINGTON — The top US commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain derogatory comments about US President Barack Obama and his colleagues, administration officials said Tuesday.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who publicly apologized Tuesday for using "poor judgment" in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine, has been ordered to attend the monthly White House meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in person Wednesday rather than over a secure video teleconference, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

He will be expected to explain his comments to Obama and top Pentagon officials, these officials said.


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