Asked how often he talks to the president, McChrystal said, "I've talked to the president since I've been here once on a VTC [video teleconference]."
"You talked to him once in 70 days?" [David] Martin asked.
"That's correct," McChrystal replied.
Of course, General McChrystal talks frequently to the Pentagon and presumably to Defense Secretary Gates, and there is such a thing as the chain of command. But still, I'm shocked that President Obama hasn't thought it worth his time to have a direct talk now and then with the guy in charge in Afghanistan.