September 6th, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Petraeus sworn in as CIA director

Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who served as the top U.S. commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sworn in Tuesday as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Petraeus - sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden at the White House - succeeds Leon Panetta, who is now the secretary of defense.

At a ceremony marking his retirement from the military last week, Petraeus said his journey with the military was not coming to an end, even though he and his wife were "about to begin an exciting new journey with another extraordinary organization."

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  1. Wondering...when War will be outlawed

    @Andy. Most excellent post. Thank you for standing-up for humans. We have enough standing-up and cheering the War-mongers on. Most of the cheery War crowd are government employees or work for government contractors, or are on welfare for life, explaining why the don't question Uncle Sam...rather just taking 'his' word on matters like 9/11 and the CIA helping Gadhaffi murder some 60,000 Libyan citizens who would have never sided with the invaders. Even a dog knows not to bite the hand that feeds. Thanks again, Andy. And know that you have my deepest respect and had me at 'citizens'. 🙂

    September 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      I second that, Wondering... I too totally agree with Andy. When you see some Tea Partying troll posting his mumbo-jumbo under my name, just ignore it, please.

      September 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |


    September 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Doggy even know not to bite hand that feeds

    No wonder you don't question the government. The government is your master and feeds you. You confuse LOVE of this Great and Wonderful America ! with love of grubment. tisk tisk

    September 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      You know better than that, you Tea Partying fool. I wish you'd keep your jokes to yourself for a change!

      September 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
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