03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Chief Of Staff: Petraeus Is "Not The Decider"

Leadership in Iraq

JIM LEHRER: Mr. Bolten, how did we get into a situation where one general named Petraeus has suddenly become the master whatever, the master decider as to what is happening on the ground in Iraq?
JOSHUA BOLTEN: Well, he's not the decider.

JIM LEHRER: OK. Bad choice of words.

JOSHUA BOLTEN: He's the commander on the ground.

JIM LEHRER: I withdraw the word.

JOSHUA BOLTEN: Withdrawal permitted.

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