Maze Cartoon of the
Afghanistan handoff between Petraeus and McCrystal.
Cartoon maze sports analogy of an NFL football handoff
between Petraeus and McCrystal as generals for the war in Afghanistan.
Created by Yonatan Frimer
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News on this cartoon's topic
Gen McChrystal removed
WASHINGTON - US PRESIDENT Barack Obama yesterday removed his
commander in Afghanistan following a public flap over the general's
controversial remarks to a magazine.
unceremonious exit of General Stanley McChrystal injected greater
uncertainty into the troubled war effort, taking place just as the
United States was about to launch a major offensive in and around the
key southern Afghan city of Kandahar, the stronghold of the Taleban.
McChrystal, who derided the Obama administration and its handling of
the war in Afghanistan in a lengthy profile in the Rolling Stone
magazine, was summoned to the White House yesterday to explain his
After a 30-minute face-to-face meeting, Mr
Obama said he accepted the resignation of the petulant general and
relieved him of his command of US forces in Afghanistan. 'It was a
difficult decision, it saddens me to lose a soldier who I've come to
respect and admire,' said Mr Obama, noting that the decision was not
prompted by the 'personal insult'.
'But war is bigger than any one man or woman. Difficult as
this is, it is the right decision for our national security.'
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