Obama and McChrystal Haven't Spoken

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News outlets are reporting that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has reached out to senior administration officials and apologized for the remarks by him and his subordinates in the now-infamous Rolling Stone profile, but McChrystal hasn't called President Obama, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today at his daily briefing.

"General McChrystal has not called the president, the president has not called General McChrystal. The president asked that General McChrystal come, and they'll get an opportunity to talk about this article face to face sometime tomorrow," Gibbs said when a reported asked whether McChrystal had called Obama.

McChrystal has reportedly apologized to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who said McChrystal had made a "significant mistake," and to Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.

The general is currently traveling to DC to meet with the president, Gibbs said.

McChrystal's fate is still not clear. Asked repeatedly whether the general would be fired, Gibbs said, "We'll have more to say after that meeting."
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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