June 29th, 2010
02:58 PM ET
12 years ago

Petraeus passes committee

(CNN) - The Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday approved the nomination of Gen. David Petraeus to be the top commander in Afghanistan.

The nomination now heads to the full Senate.

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  1. Naqib


    I feel bad for the General... this will end with him becoming a scapegoat instead of the hero...

    June 29, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Malt

    Democrats hated this man 3 years ago ('General Betray Us')–especially Hilary Clinton. It's about time they came to their senses.

    June 29, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. tony

    Now the Democrats have high hopes with the man they called "BETRAYUS" What a bunch of LOSERS. obama was one that was against him and the "surge" and now praises him and the surge. GW might have been a little slow but obama doesn't know anything except how to use a telepromter.

    June 29, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Let's all pray for our military men and women as well as their families and a special prayer for Gen. Petraeus who gives so much.

    June 29, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. ehwilson429

    Petraeus is a media favorite.
    he's a bookworm and his first comabt tour was at age 55 as a general officer.

    HINT: generals don't perform in combat.

    maybe he could play soccer.

    June 29, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. Dave

    It is too funny that the democrats have appointed some one they harshly criticized a year ago! Then again, this goes along with all of the broken promises they've made in the last 18 months.

    June 29, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Well gee, what a big surprise.

    June 29, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. snow

    This is President Bush's General and the demorats screamed about him especially nobama,biden and clinton. Now the demorats want to put the name savior to him, well they did that with nobummer and see where he has led us. At least the General is more than capable to do the job unlike the current occupant of the White House.

    June 29, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |