Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he wants Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to take over U.S. Central Command.Outstanding. There is no better commander for Gen Petraeus. More to follow, but know that you cannot ask for a better team.
Mattis would replace Gen. David Petraeus, who is now in Afghanistan as the top U.S. and NATO military officer there.
This is the varsity team.
Gates, Mattis, Petraeus. Give them your support and get out of their way.