U.S. Senator Jim Bunning today issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of General David Petraeus to be the Commanding General for the War in Afghanistan. General Petraeus was confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 99-0.
"There is no tougher task for our men and women in uniform than the war we are currently fighting in Afghanistan, and I can think of no one better to serve as our Commanding General there than my friend General David Petraeus. If anyone can lead us to success in Afghanistan, it's General Petraeus. He has proven time and time again throughout his military career that he knows how to win and I congratulate him on his confirmation. I hope President Obama and the Congress will continue to ensure that General Petraeus has every available resource he needs to lead our troops to victory."