U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 23, 2010, where he announced that General Stanley McChrystal has been relieved of duty as top war commander in Afghanistan and replaced with General David Petraeus (2nd R). Also with Obama are (L-R) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)