White House Decries General's 'Enormous Mistake'
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs repeatedly declined Tuesday to say that McChrystal is safe in his post or could be considered by President Barack Obama to continue as an effective commander. Obama summoned McChrystal home to attend a Wednesday meeting on the war and explain the story.
Asked about McChrystal's future, Gibbs said: "We'll have more to say after that meeting."
McChrystal had complained about Obama's preparedness in one of their first meetings. Gibbs responded tartly to that: "He'll have his undivided attention tomorrow."