A senior White House official has disclosed that President Obama’s Oval Office meeting Wednesday with Gen. David Petraeus, in which control of the Afghan military campaign was passed to a new leader, was disrupted by the sound of cheering throughout the West Wing. In fact, the same cheering was evident in TIME’s Washington Bureau and pretty much everywhere else people were watching television. Here’s a taste.
The prediction at the video’s end seems a bit optimistic. But the U.S. will play Ghana at 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday. More nationwide roars are possible.