Obama Didn't Trust Gen. Petraeus on Iraq But Puts Him in Charge of Afghanistan Anyway (Video)
Of course, radical antiwar Chicago Senator Obama was completely wrong and at odds with General Petraeus on the Iraq Surge.
Don’t expect that to be mentioned by any state-run media outlets today.
This afternoon President Barack Obama put General Petraeus in charge of Afghanistan.
The Hill reported:
Obama has selected Gen. David Petraeus to replace McChrystal.
“If he is the choice, that’s an excellent choice. I think it’s a brilliant stroke. Clearly competent,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said on MSNBC in reaction to the pick. “Clearly he’s the guy that can take over now and ram this policy through to success.”
In remarks in the Rose Garden this afternoon, the president said he’d accepted McChrystal’s resignation with “considerable regret” for controversial remarks the general had made to Rolling Stone magazine, in which he criticized Obama and other top administration officials.