June 22nd, 2010
09:56 PM ET

Gen. McChrystal Under Fire: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°,  the top commander in Afghanistan under fire due to an article in Rolling Stone.  See what Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his aides said that has a lot of people talking. Plus, the W.H. is defeated in it's quest to block deepwater drilling in the Gulf.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (232 Responses)
  1. David, Indiana

    I'm all for people taking vacations, but one reason the airline can be so carefree is that there's this tremedous effort to clean up the oil all across the gulf. On the other hand getting people to the beach so they can relax vacation can help keep the gulf economy moving.

    I'm glad BP isn't trying to restrict those who are trying to apply for the vessels of opportunity program and Gary Tuchman's rept shows how that program is no substitute for the actual busness the people who run those boats are in. Maybe though it's best to get to that media person, Judy Paul. The guy at the open house doesn't want to give out misinformation.

    There would be a record of the leak and the response by transocean and transocean's response is not a direct contradiction to the claim about he leak.

    Unfortunately for me I missed Lennie Kravitz's performance on the telethon, glad to hear 1.8 million was raised though. It does sound though like a fragile situation even with continuing tourism and visitors coming to New Orleans.

    @Isabel, good to see you tonight, missed you

    Good night everyone.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Di Berube

    Kenya when I called in i got to pick which one.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Gary, and bloggers Emily, Mike, Sree, Nicole, Nancy, and Megan.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Lenny Kravitz. was great song to people who lost one business and others on Telethon last night. Thanks for involved to help.

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you on Thursday night,
    Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you on Thursday night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!
    Good job Anderson, Missed you lot!!!! 🙂

    June 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Pleasant dreams!

    June 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Emily, I think a reprimand will happen. This doesn't rise to the level of insubordination.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Have a good night everyone and happy birthday Megan! (Mine was the 10th)

    June 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Nicole, David, Isabel, Megan, Nancy, Sree, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    Great show & blog! 🙂

    June 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Kenya

    Say, how is the money raised from the telethon going to be allocated between the three??
    There's no place like N'awlins!! 😀 Goodnight Mr. Cooper and everyone.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Sue R.,, Canton Mi.

    Goodnight AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Great show Anderson

    Stay safe everyone!

    June 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Arine Ward

    Really Sad ...the state of America at the hands of the GOP when they will set people up to belittle the President in order to sit at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Good Luck to you and your run for the WH in 2012 McChrystal I for one will be one on the campagin trails reminding people just what you did ...to get where you :"Hope" to be!

    June 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  12. June

    @JoAnn....Do believe that the President did go along with the General and that it was the Vice-President who felt differently.

    And if the General felt the President was changing his views on his plans(the General) perhaps there was a channel for him to discuss his disagreement with the President....I'm sure there are ways to do that....with respect!

    June 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  13. lisal -canada

    lenny ROCKS!! anyone who is not familiar with is music, do yourself a favor and listen to some. the music, the message, the passion ...

    June 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  14. Di Berube

    Thank you Anderson Cooper, I am always so much better informed after one of your amazing shows. Have yourself a wonderful night. Bon nuit and many sweet dreams.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    "I still think that those rigs and the wells need to be inspected by someone other than the oil companies. They cannot be trusted."
    I agree with that...and the plan in the event that something were to go wrong...I don't think that should take 6 months.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Zara W

    The General knowingly violated theUniform Code of Military Justice. The reporter who wrote the article stated to Anderson Cooper that it appeared as if they, (he and his aides), had another [agenda]. It makes me speculate about his reasons for this overt insubordination: (1) Maybe he wanted to quit. (2) Maybe he's tired. (3) Maybe he doesn't know what to do as the General in charge...this job is too much for him. (4) He just can't stand Mr. President and hates that he's his boss.... and lastly, Maybe he's just plain stupid.

    In any case he has to go. He should be dishonorably discharged. Then he'll have time to think about his "mistake in judgement". as he ponders his political options,

    June 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  17. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    As always, thank you Anderson and AC360 contributors for your perseverance, tenacity and willingness to report the stories that need to be heard. You are a shining star for CNN.

    Have a great evening all!

    June 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Gotta love Lenny Kravitz! He is one of the best musicians

    June 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  19. Di Berube

    Wow, who to believe BP, Transocean or a reluctant whistle blower?

    June 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  20. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Thanx for exposing Mc Chrystal! You are the best AC! Keep on keeping on! You are the best! XO

    June 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Curt - Denver

    Adios, McChrystal. If you can't keep your staff under control, what chance do you have with the Taliban?

    June 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  22. Sue R.,, Canton Mi.

    Such a sad story,,We will hear so much of the truth about what led up to this horrific disaster from the survivors of the rig.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Jan

    I think the general showed lack of judgment, respect and insuborination. He should be fired immediately for his statements. We have young people's lives at stake and he is acting like a young person on facebook.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  24. Richard on the Texas coast

    If the rig was being operated with one of two redundant systems down, certainly this was violating standard operating procedure. If not, it calls the standard operating procedures into question and anybody using the same flawed procedures should not be allowed to continue drilling.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  25. lisal -canada

    i wonder if any of the people who speak out about things like the deepwater horizon incident are ever threatened? i mean, so much of this is like a frickin' movie – mystery, intrigue, danger – that would be a real shame, if someone resorted to those sort of tactics just to keep this young man from speaking. now THAT is impeding with freedom of speech.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  26. Monica

    The overturn in the moratorium, feels like some kind of oil bailout. It’s like saying its ok to go back to work at Chernobyl.

    For the fisherman unemployment, maybe they can look into the sustainable aqua & agri-culture options. Any waste produced could be used for fish food, fertilizer, or biofuel. Or the petition for green jobs in the Gulf could help out as well and hopefully help out the other states suffering from high unemployment.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Drew Griffin is right....There is whistle blower spoke about oil explosion and that was so horrible to hear what he was saying.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  28. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,
    "It's a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for any officer to criticize the President, VP, or Congress."

    What do you think will happen?
    I think nearly all were involved in what McChrystal said...can one act, after Obama does?

    June 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  29. John Dow

    bp are criminals management was informed day after day haward rose to the rank as ceo as being able to cut corners costs to get more deep water wells online in the shortest amount of time under budget

    June 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Jerry from Ottawa Canada

    @Kelly, there should be checks and balances to prevent a judge with a conflict from delivering a judgment.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  31. Joseph

    President Obama has two Choices fire him or demote him. The General McChrystal is a four star general. Take one of his stars, and give his a list of requirements to keep quite.

    General McChyrstal might have political ambition..... possibly a Republican ticket.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  32. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I still think that those rigs and the wells need to be inspected by someone other than the oil companies. They cannot be trusted.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
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