What is Obama doing?
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