"There is literally no time to waste. The President wants him on the job. "
- JOE BIDENU.S. Vice President, on David Petraeus, the former top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, who was sworn in as CIA director on Tuesday, Sept. 6
"[He] reminded Americans once again, that with the right ideas and the right leadership, almost anything is possible."
- ADM. MIKE MULLENChairman of the Joint Chiefs, speaking at the retirement ceremony for Gen. David Petraeus, who retired after 37 years in the Army, in which he commanded the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; Petraeus will become the next CIA director
"We should be clear-eyed about the challenges that lie ahead."
- DAVID PETRAEUSWashington's new intelligence chief, who handed over command of U.S. and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan on Monday, one day after a tentative start was made to a process of transferring security to Afghan forces
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