WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama announced to the American people that he was accepting the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and that the general would be replaced by US Army General David Petraeus.
The statement was much anticipated and comes after much media attention was given to the article that Rolling Stone magazine wrote on McChrystal. The article quotes McChrystal as being critical of the President and the Obama administration.
McChrystal formally resigned Wednesday morning and the president accepted it.
President Obama said it was the right thing for the military and the right thing for the country.
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