Obama meets with McChrystal in Copenhagen
By Jon Ward
President Obama unexpectedly Friday met in Copenhagen with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, one day after the general spoke out publicly on his need for more troops.
The president and the general met on board Air Force One for about 25 minutes at the end of Mr. Obama’s roughly five-hour visit to Copenhagen, where he made the case earlier Friday to the International Olympic Committee for why Chicago should host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Air Force One that Gen. McChrystal flew from London to Copenhagen specifically to meet with Mr. Obama.
“The president wanted to take the opportunity to get together with Gen. McChrystal,” Mr. Gibbs said.