Obama appoints Ret. Gen. Shinseki to head Veterans Affairs

Obama appoints Ret. Gen. Shinseki to head Veterans Affairs

Ret. Gen. Eric Shinseki stands as President-elect Barack Obama announces him as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs during a news conference on December 7, 2008 in Chicago. Shinseki, who was forced into retirement by the Bush administration after stating that the original invasion plan for Iraq needed to include more troops. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)