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Diaz-Balart Questions McChrystal's Reasoning Behind Criticism of Obama


Location: Washington, DC

Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement about the dismissal of General McChrystal:

"General McChrystal's disparaging remarks to Rolling Stone magazine were out of line and inappropriate, and therefore I recognize and respect President Obama's right to dismiss him after those remarks. However, I am seriously concerned about what transpired that made Obama's handpicked General, chosen by the President to lead the efforts in Afghanistan, to lose confidence in his Commander-in-Chief in such a short amount of time. General McChrystal's loss of confidence is a serious issue that leads to questioning the reasons behind his remarks and his criticism of the President.

"I have great respect for General Petraeus and trust that under his leadership we will prevail in Afghanistan. Congress and America must support General Petraeus and our troops in Afghanistan in their fight for freedom," said Diaz-Balart.

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