Monthly Archive: June 2010

McChrystal Out, Petraeus In As Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan

McChrystal Out, Petraeus In As Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan

The most important news for Thursday, June 24th, 2010…. Barack Obama named General David Petraeus as the top military commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday after he relieved General Stanley McChrystal for disparaging comments that McChrystal and his staff had made about senior administration officials in a magazine article. A source close...

Barack Obama Summons General Stanley McChrystal To Washington D.C. To Explain Controversial Comments

Barack Obama Summons General Stanley McChrystal To Washington D.C. To Explain Controversial Comments

The most important news for Wednesday, June 22nd, 2010…. Barack Obama said on Tuesday that General Stanley McChrystal, the top military commander in the Afghanistan war, “showed poor judgment” during an interview with Rolling Stone in which McChrystal and his staff made negative comments about the president and his national security team — including...

71% Of Americans Want Barack Obama To Get Tougher On BP

71% Of Americans Want Barack Obama To Get Tougher On BP

The most important news for Tuesday, June 15th, 2010…. According to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll, 71% of Americans say that Barack Obama hasn’t been tough enough in dealing with BP on the oil spill. Are benzene and hydrogen sulfide the most serious dangers from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Barack Obama...

Violence Erupts Aboard Gaza-Bound Protest Flotilla

Violence Erupts Aboard Gaza-Bound Protest Flotilla

The most important news for Tuesday, June 1st, 2010…. Israel is defending itself against accusations that it overreacted to a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists that provoked a battle with Israeli commandos that left nine activists dead and several soldiers severely injured. It is being reported that the Israeli commandos discovered that the passengers...