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**FILE** President Barack Obama, accompanied by Gen. David Petraeus (center) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, announces in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 23, 2010, that Gen. Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Associated Press)

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U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the Oval Office with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (R) after announcing Gen. David Petraeus will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 23, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

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RETIRING: Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrives at the White House on Wednesday. Gen. McChrystal offered his resignation to President Obama after the general disparaged senior officials in interviews with Rolling Stone. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama speaks about the resignation of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, at the White House as Gen. David H. Petraeus listens. Mr. Obama said Gen. Petraeus, previously the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central Asia, will replace Gen. McChrystal. (Bloomberg)

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** FILE ** White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett.

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President Barack Obama stands with (from second from left) Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, Vice President Joe Biden, Gen. David Petraeus, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday to announce that Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama, followed by, from second from left, Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, walks to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Gen. David Petraeus, who leads the U.S. Central Command, arrives at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, before the start of the national security team meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Situation Room. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal leaves the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, after meeting with President Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act and the New Patients Bill of Rights, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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** FILE ** In this May 10, 2010, file photo, Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry brief reporters ahead of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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In this June 16, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama makes a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington after meeting with BP executives.

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BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, center, walks with Nicholas Colvin, staff assistant in the White House Counsel's office, right, as BP CEO Tony Hayward follows at left as they arrive at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, for a meeting President Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward (second from left), BP America chief Lamar McKay (second from right), BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg (center) and other BP representatives arrive at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 16, 2001, for a meeting with President Obama. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg (center) walks with Nicholas Colvin, staff assistant in the White House counsel's office, as BP CEO Tony Hayward (left) follows as they arrive at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, for a meeting with President Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward (left), BP America chief Lamar McKay (second from right) and other BP executives arrive at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, for a meeting with President Obama. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama talks about the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday, June 14, 2010, at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Gulfport, Miss. At the far end of the table are (from left) Carol M. Browner, White House climate and energy adviser; U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander; Mr. Obama; Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour; Mr. Barbour's wife, Marsha; and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., outside the White House. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on June 9, 2010, in the Oval Office at the White House. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Malia Obama walks with their new dog Bo as President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Sasha follow on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)