June 24th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Petraeus: A 'privilege to serve,' but 'sad' in this manner

Gen. David Petraeus told CNN's Dana Bash Thursday that "it's a privilege to serve" as the new U.S. commander in Afghanistan.  But "it's very sad that I have to assume it in this manner.  We obviously all have enormous respect and gratitude to Gen. McChrystal for all that he did.  He's played a key role in helping get the inputs right in Afghanistan."

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  1. Michael

    "Privelage" you've got to be kidding me...

    June 24, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Apparently someone was tired or in a hurry to get the article out.

      June 24, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • RJ

      Proofreading at its best right there. =)

      June 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bks

    The reporters are always in a hurry to be the first to report something without giving a second thought that it may cause problems in certain quarters and particularly related with security and war. A fine 4 star General McChrytal has to go this way is very sad and reporter should be held responsible. It is like this: I invite to my home and then you go back and report against me . It should not have been this way. What reporter got was of few minutes of fame ?

    June 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |