Petraeus approved – confirmation a necessity
The confirmation process may seem redundant in the case of General Petraeus, though it did give everyone in the Senate and at home time to hear the commander and assess what he is telling us.
News Alert: Gen. David Petraeus confirmed by U.S. Senate to be the new Afghan war commander
12:22 PM EDT Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to confirm David Petraeus as the new commander of the troubled war in Afghanistan, pinning U.S. hopes on a four-star Army general who helped turn around the conflict in Iraq.
President Barack Obama tapped Petraeus after last week firing the previous commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, for disparaging civilian leaders in an explosive magazine article.”