Petraeus The Right Choice, Says Local Ret. Admiral
There may be a new man in charge, but a local expert says the departure of General Stanley McChrsytal won't change what happens in Afghanistan.
Retired Navy Admiral Bob Natter says he doesn't see putting General David Petraeus in charge of Afghanistan affecting the timeline for troop withdrawal. "Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen have all been consistent in saying the progress of withdrawal will be consistent with the progress in theater," said Natter.
Natter says President Obama had no choice but to cut McChrystal loose for his Rolling Stone comments, and he says Petraeus was the right pick for the post.