"Look, I know John Kelly very, very well," Mr. Petraeus said on Sunday. "He was a tremendous division commander, two-star commander of the Marine forces in Anbar Province during the second half of the surge, served with him subsequently in other positions. I have to think that this weekend he is sitting at home or in the White House trying to figure out how to turn down the volume, how to get this behind us, and how to focus on what is really important to the country overall."
"I worked with the people who developed the plan to roll U.S. forces out of Iraq. I spent my first four months in IZ," he said referring to the International Zone in central Baghdad.