Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement following President Obama’s decision to remove Gen. Stanley McChrystal from command in Afghanistan and install Gen. David Petraeus:
“President Obama has made the decision that he believes puts our troops, our mission in Afghanistan and our national security first. Our priority must remain our commitment to our troops and to ensuring that they have the equipment and support they need to carry out their mission.
“The men and women of our armed forced make incredible sacrifices in service to our country and we must support them to the fullest extent.”