June 30th, 2010
12:55 PM ET

Petraeus confirmed by Senate

The Senate has voted unanimously to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan.

Petraeus was tapped by President Obama to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was relieved of his duties last week after the general and his staff were quoted in a Rolling Stone magazine article criticizing and mocking key administration officials.

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  1. Afghan Empire

    We are here to vote the same we voted to McCrystal, the same fate is waiting wining the war in Afghanistan can be ensured just and just by losing the war. no has won and no one is going to win

    July 1, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Let's just hope that you're right.That way the right-wing fanatics in Washington might think twice before getting us into another one of their useless wars.

      July 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shrek

        Oh go and knit a khaftan you left wing loser.

        July 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. David Entrich, Portland, Me

    Tom Posey
    You and Onesmallvoice should get a room together.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |

      That's funny,I was just about to suggest that you and Funny boy do the same thing.This war sure does stink,doesn't it?

      July 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      They can't do otherwise they are the same person!

      July 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kvn Star

    All the king's horses and all the king's men, can't put Afganistan together again.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    I do not even understand why they had a hearing. Were they going to have a debate on who would be the best to be put in charge? So worthless!

    June 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Onesmallvoice

    Why am I not surprised?

    June 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Sims

      Coz you are stupid ! 😉

      June 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom Posey

        That wasn't very nice,Mr.Sims.Besides,he appears to be even smarter than you or I.

        June 30, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        David, onesmall and Tom Posey are the same person and they are complimenting themselves isn't that a hoot...

        July 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |