The Corner

Re: Petraeus to CENTCOM

That’s fantastic news. Just as important is that Odierno will replace him in Iraq. Petraeus is just the man to do serious thinking about our military role in the Middle East over the long run. Odierno, meanwhile, is a hero of the surge, as important to its successes as Petraeus. And he will push back hard against anyone (read the Chiefs) trying to keep from him the troops he needs to do the job. A very important day in the war…