Petraeus Takes Charge
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
Here we have a man whose job nobody should envy: Gen. David Petraeus was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to take over the top U.S. command post in Afghanistan—you know, the country that gave even Alexander the Great some major military headaches.
Petraeus assumes his new position following an especially bloody month for international troops fighting in Afghanistan, according to CNN.
AP via Google News:
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the new commander of the Afghanistan war, and President Barack Obama swiftly issued a statement saying Petraeus had his “full confidence.”
Petraeus replaces Gen. Stanley McChrystal, whose three-decade career ended in disgrace because of inflammatory remarks he and his aides made to Rolling Stone magazine.
“Gen. Petraeus is a pivotal part of our effort to succeed in Afghanistan — and in our broader effort to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaida — and he has my full confidence,” Obama said in a statement shortly after the Senate’s 99-0 vote.
Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lorie L. Jewell