The Ambassador hosted a farewell dinner for the CG last night. It was the biggest Vanna White moment of my life when dinner ended and I walked the gift across the dinning room to present to him. I was in sheer awe at how I got where I am. It has been a privilege to work in Iraq under Petraeus's command, it is safer here now. He's a good humored man, and gave his final words in a football analogy. The war has been a hail mary, but the surge was the down field catch that was the play of them game. Now we're 3rd and goal, but every time we look up it seems the goal post has moved farther back.