Alexander Statement on Gen. Petraeus

Posted on June 23, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement following the appointment of General David Petraeus to lead the war in Afghanistan: 

“Tennesseans know and respect General Petraeus as a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division, and all Americans know him as the general who led our successful surge in Iraq.  The nation is fortunate this American patriot is ready to answer the President’s call to take over this tough assignment in Afghanistan.”


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