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Jonathan -- it's an editor over Newsweek.
Is the author of the maritime busts on the promise.
Pros and Obama you're one.
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As a contributing correspondent for in -- news and for a -- and -- -- was welcome to the program.
One of my favorite dribbles off -- -- -- -- -- -- good morning mr.
I'm doing great now or you -- -- aren't you know I'll slicked up today like going to a funeral or something like why you were in the blue blazer there.
It's out of that.
-- that's a very good question on -- otherwise.
Because I know I I've I would've loved -- mall in New York.
But why have so to minimize.
Kitten who says you know what better -- so -- so maligned.
And that's good and well that's thus thus essentially one.
And makes cents America -- to -- -- children.
To become more so over time to put on -- mister minister anymore.
Well it's it's it's a little more authentic.
You know it's little more with the image I don't know I think that look is OK in New York it's just it's jarring -- -- -- tax cuts.
Well I would only my opinion what is funnier than -- fun.
-- -- -- after your -- -- to come in and sharing your.
Fashion sense to admit.
That's -- -- from a expansion -- sort of summoned a promise.
The storm back to McChrystal not older -- -- -- Well you know this was not -- -- first trip to the woodshed when he got fired by Obama.
And there's a whole.
Very dramatic back story.
To what happened.
And if if -- had just been the Rolling Stone piece of -- -- rolled right off his back and he wouldn't of gotten fired but last year in 2009.
He was basically in subordinate.
And the president was very upset about it but at the time residential and blamed admiral Mullen.
And General Petraeus in fact -- his superior officers.
Chairman of the joint chiefs of cent com.
Well after that what happened was after a speech in London.
-- October of last year.
McChrystal was asked could you support.
Essentially the Biden plan.
Which is very few troops.
And Jews Jews predator drones.
To attack al-Qaeda targets -- on the F Pak border.
-- and the -- answer was not to be glib about it but no.
And so what you had here was.
Before the policy had been determined.
The commander in the field was saying that if the president sided with the vice president he could not support the policy.
Which is in subordination and they were furious about it in the White House and Obama was over in Copenhagen -- -- might remember that kind of lame.
Effort to get the Olympics for Chicago and and -- -- they failed with an -- weathermen remind him right so they he keys summoned McChrystal.
From London over to Copenhagen and he met with him on the tarmac on Air Force One and at that time.
He determined that McChrystal had just -- he views talking at a school.
Didn't really know he was saying.
And he thought it was a good.
Officer and his kind of guy and decided even though Biden wanted some heads to roll.
-- was not -- fire McChrystal at that time when he got back to Washington the president summoned.
Admiral Mullen the chairman of the joint chiefs and as Secretary Gates any dress down Mullen.
-- in this in the most.
Direct terms that any president had used.
With chairman of the joint chiefs in many many years he said that he was -- court exceedingly.
Unhappy about being boxed in by the Pentagon before the policy been determined.
He wanted to know here and now that this behavior was gonna change he was mad at -- for having green lighted.
This speech by McChrystal in London that they consider subordinate -- all -- haven't gotten its and and basically.
Album -- journalism.
Okay I'm starting interest going outside the -- and the reason that I'm telling the story is because.
If you want to understand why it was that McChrystal got canned this year you have to understand the back story all.
-- -- -- -- -- Portman to -- smallest -- It -- and went to number four.
You know around him -- that for you now.
It -- I had just started a -- -- I was trying to loosen the story.
And it fastest Gelman you know what I gotta I gotta improve the the short version for him and Heather Charles my attention span of just over the cliff notes it's not beautiful it's not hard to lose the damage as it did is there Imus to cliff notes I got -- figure out of the house -- tortoise turtle Arafat -- Jonathan -- and I'm -- I'm -- -- -- -- things inordinately.
Be specific about it but I'm actually very optimistic that we're gonna find a good buyer and we're gonna.
Be just fine.
But I wish it did.
It was a good break some news -- it.
All I can tell you when you go to your editor if you wanted to have reports of murder could pass back for operating -- review of books could.
But -- -- -- -- and I'll tell you this reports of our demise are greatly exaggerated and and there is -- there are things going on.
In private they're very very encouraging -- -- one of things like candor -- -- Please cast your -- because it in nationalistic -- has an excellent program.
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