Former US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrives at the White House in Washington ,DC. McChrystal eft the White House after a dressing-down from President Barack Obama Wednesday, with speculation rife he will be fired for mocking the US national security team.(AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
The President didn’t waste time in firing Gen McChrystal for his Rolling Stone remarks and had Gen. Petraeus flown to Washington to be appointed the new Afghanistan commander. The Senate confirmation process is expected to be very quick.
Gen. David Petraeus, right, looks on as President Barack Obama announces that he will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as Commander in Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)