General David Petraeus to Leave Afghanistan Campaign - The Times of London reports that "General David Petraeus, the most celebrated American soldier of his generation, is to leave his post as commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan."
"The Times can reveal that the Pentagon aims to replace General Petraeus, who was appointed less than eight months ago, by the end of the year," it adds.
A Petraeus departure might raise serious questions about continued support for President Obama's Afghan plans, as well as rekindle speculation about a possible 2012 presidential run for General Petraeus (though if he were to stay on until the end of 2011, that would obviously be impossible).
While this may seem shocking, Petreaus' departure has been hinted at -- and it's possible Petraeus may be looking at a promotion.
General David Petraeus to Leave Afghanistan Campaign