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The top commander in Afghanistan has received orders to meet with Pres. Obama tomorrow at the White House. It's a meeting Gen. Stanley McChrystal likely wishes didn't have to take place. McChystal has come under fire for a controversial article set to appear in Friday's edition of Rolling Stone magazine, in which he and his staffers complain about top officials, including Vice President Joe Biden.
In the profile written by Michael Hastings, members McChystal's inner circle refer to Vice President Biden as "Bite Me," call a top U.S. diplomat a "clown" and claim McChystal's first one-on-one meeting with Pres. Obama in the Oval office was as a "10-minute photo-op" where "Obama clearly didn't know anything about him (McChystal), who he was."
Pres. Obama was "angry" when he read the article last night, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today. Gibbs called the comments by McChystal and his aides an "enormous mistake".
A senior national security official tells CNN McChystal is prepared to resign if told tomorrow he has lost the president's confidence.
McChrystal has apologized for the article. " It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened," McChrystal said in a Pentagon statement. "Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard."
Tonight on 360°, you'll hear the Michael Hastings, who wrote the profile.
"There where no ground rules that where given to me. I was lucky , I had a tape recorder and a notepad throughout the entire time. So I think it was very clear that it was all on the record. There where parts that where off the record that I did not use," Hastings told CNN earlier today.
We'll also dig deeper on the fallout with CNN's National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, Democratic Strategist James Carville and Sr. Political Analyst David Gergen.
We're also tracking developments in the Gulf. On day 63 of the oil disaster, a federal judge blocked enforcement of a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. The White House says it will appeal the decision. Though, Louisiana's Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, are asking the Obama administration not to take that step. Anderson will talk with Jindal tonight on the program.
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