Fancypants Gen. Petraeus Gets Promotion, It’ll Be Steaks For Dinner Tonight!

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David Petraeus is the only General in the military anymore, so when any new General’s Job opens, he has to take it. Defense Secretary Bob “I Exist?” Gates today promoted Petraeus to head U.S. Central Command (a.k.a. CENTCOM, BWAH BWAH!), leaving Iraq in the hands of Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno. Expect to rename this new guy something like “Odier? NO!” in the coming weeks. [Reuters]

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