Petraeus Confirmed By Senate as Commander in Afghanistan, 99-0
12:50 PM, Jun 30, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Of course, that's just political redemption, which is rather unimportant stuff when compared with the hard work ahead of the general. Nonetheless, in Washington, it's good to see a good man lauded with good reason.
Interesting tidbit, if only because of the timing: The late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was one of only two senators to vote against Petraeus' appointment to CENTCOM in 2008, joining Tom Harkin.