Murkowski Comments on Petraeus AppointmentWASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following statement after President Obama announced that he had chosen General David Petraeus to replace Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. general in Afghanistan:
"I support the President's authority to make this decision, and now we must re-focus our efforts on winning the war in Afghanistan. General Petraeus has a proven track record of leadership in the war on terror and is widely respected. Gen. Petraeus has a difficult task ahead, and it's important that we unite behind him and our brave military men and women who are defending our nation against those who would do us harm."
Posted: June 23, 2010
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