Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the following statement on the President’s decision to accept General Stanley McChrystal’s resignation and appoint General David Petraeus as commander in Afghanistan:


“General Petraeus is the best that we have. I have great confidence in his ability to bring about a successful outcome in Afghanistan.  The Commander-in-Chief must have confidence in his commanders in the field.  It is time to move on and return our focus to waging the war in Afghanistan.”