This morning (Saturday, February 10, 2007), General David Petraeus acceded to the command of the coalition forces in Iraq - MultiNational Force - Iraq (MNF-I). The hour is late. The stakes are, as Winston Churchill would have put it, immeasurable. Our leadership in Washington is now attuned to the danger. He has been given full rank and authority by the Senate.
Let us hope that this is one of the turning points of history, that he can - with the blessing of Providence - deflect the course of history to a fruitful and beneficial outcome and write his name with the Great Captains of history.