Conrad statement on Petraeus confirmation

Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., released a statement after the Senate confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan.

"General Petraeus is well respected as a strong and accomplished military leader. He is the right man to take command of the war effort in Afghanistan."

"The Senate’s swift confirmation of Gen. Petraeus is an acknowledgement of the importance of the situation in Afghanistan and the need to act with urgency and resolve. I am confident that Gen. Petraeus will lead our troops with great skill and a renewed focus on this critical mission."