Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Petraeus, Odierno for Top Commands

General David Petraeus

Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno

Here's the scoop on this major turn of events in the war, from Yahoo/AP:

Army Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who led troops
in Iraq for the past year, will be nominated by President Bush to be the next
commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said
Gates said he expected Petraeus to make the shift in late summer
or early fall. The Pentagon chief also announced that Bush will nominate Army
Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno to replace Petraeus in Baghdad...

GOP presidential hopeful John McCain, R-Ariz., said he
supports both Petraeus and Odierno. He called Petraeus "one of the great
generals in American history."

Think Grant and Sherman, Lee and Jackson, Eisenhower and Patton, each of which were battle winning combos without peer. How exciting to live in these times when American arms are once again triumphant over her enemies!