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: McChrystal Offers Resignation

: McChrystal Offers Resignation

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UPDATE: In a Tuesday CNN interview, Time magazine's Joe Klein cites sources who assert Gen. Stanley McChrystal has offered to step down in the wake of a new Rolling Stone article, in which an aide to the U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander dismisses his boss's dinner with a French minister as "fucking gay."

McChrystal has not officially resigned, Klein said. As for his offer to do so, however, 'It's going to be up to the president'...to accept it or not tomorrow."

According to an excerpt from the article, cited by Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic,when freelance writer Michael Hastings asked the aide who McChrystal was meeting for dinner, the aide replied, "Some French minister. It's fucking gay."

The article, titled "The Runaway General," is scheduled to appear in Rolling Stone later this week. It already has generated considerable controversy and some calls for McChrystal, 55, to resign, including in an opinion from Jonathan Capehart atThe Washington Post.

At Tuesday's White House press briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama and McChrystal would get a chance to "talk about this article face to face sometime tomorrow." He said the president was "angry" when he first saw the article Monday night.

"I think anybody that reads that article understands what Secretary Gates talked about...what an enormous mistake this was," he said.

In the piece, according to sources, McChrystal describes his first meeting with the president as disappointing, and he says the president arrived unprepared. The general also jabs at high-profile players, including Vice President Biden; special envoy Richard Holbrooke; Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan; and national security adviser Jim Jones, whom McChrystal calls a "clown."

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