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Gibbs declines to say that McChrystal's job is safe


In today's White House press briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to say if Gen. Stanley McChrystal's job is safe after incendiary comments by him and his anonymous aides in a Rolling Stone profile of the general.

"The president will speak with Gen. McChrystal about his comments, and we'll have more to say after that meeting [tomorrow]," Gibbs said.

When Gibbs was read the passage in the profile -- in which McChrystal is described by an aide as not believing Obama was "engaged" on Afghanistan -- he responded: "The president looks forward to speaking with him about that article."

Gibbs later described Obama as being very angry about the article.