Senate Unanimously Confirms Petraeus to Lead Afghan War
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Elena Kagan can only hope it’ll be this easy for her:
Gen. David H. Petraeus was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday as the new Afghan war commander, replacing Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal after his ouster over controversial remarks in a Rolling Stone magazine article.
The 99-0 Senate vote followed a confirmation hearing Tuesday in which members of the Senate Armed Services Committee praised Petraeus’s leadership of the war in Iraq and lauded him as the nation’s premier warrior-diplomat.
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