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Petraeus replaces McChrystal

One war criminal replaces another: Petraeus replaces McChrystal 23 Jun 2010 President Barack Obama has picked General David Petraeus to replace Gen. Stanly McChrystal as the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The appointment came after President Obama fired, Gen. McChrystal over criticizing White House officials in an interview with Rolling Stone. General McChrystal mocked a string of top Washington officials, including President Barack Obama.