George W. Bush on Panetta, Petraeus

by Daniel Foster

Via ABC News:

Bush: You know both of them are good men. I have a great respect for David Petraeus. I got to know him well. I also got to know Leon Panetta, not as well as I did David, and both of them are good, good public servants. And I wish them well. Is this gossip or truth?

Stephanopoulos: No, it’s truth, we’re reporting it this morning. It is done. It’s being – It’s being announced later this week.

Bush: Well just because you’re reporting it, as you might recall… [Laughs]

Stephanopoulos: Well I’m fairly confident on this one this morning, Mr. President. [Laughs]