President Obama to Gen. McChrystal: This One Mistake Is Not What You’ll Be Remembered For

By Gregory

Jun 23, 2010 6:44pm

Senior administration officials tell ABC News that President Obama told General McChrystal in their meeting, “I've made a lot of mistakes. Don’t worry — this one mistake is not what you'll be remembered for.”  

President Obama afterwards told senior staff, “This was not a good thing, but it had to be done. But if I catch any of you crowing about it I will come down on you like a ton of bricks.”

Our World News report on President Obama relieving Gen. McChrystal of his command:

– Jake Tapper

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