Gen. David Petraeus confirmation hearings begin

WASHINGTON (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Capitol Hill, General David Petraeus is on a mission to convince Congress that he's the right man for the job.

His confirmation hearings began Tuesday morning.

President Obama chose Petraeus, to lead the war in Afghanistan, after accepting General Stanley McChrystal's resignation last week.

McChrystal infuriated the White House with a highly critical interview in Rolling Stone Magazine.

He now plans to retire from the Army.

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