Remember that thing about Petraeus running for President in 2012? Yeah…not so much anymore.

Give Obama props for having the, uh, fortitude to fire McChrystal while simultaneously appointing a wildly popular (with Republicans) replacement AND taking a major political opponent off the table for 2012.

Chris Cillizza:

Petraeus moves from Tampa, Florida — home of U.S. Central Command — to Kabul, Afghanistan. ‘Nuff said.

Anyone know who gets credit for that move? Let me know.