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9/10/07 at 6:07pm
Unfortunately, instead of being taken as a report from the field, it was turned into a joke long before Gen. Petraeus even finished the report. First the Democrats were sure he would be towing Bush's line, and when that didn't turn out to be the case (yes, the surge is working, no we're not making progress in the political arena that needs to be made) they got egg on their face. Now they are all but coming out and saying that he's lying. No matter what he said, it would have been wrong since it was clear from the outset that he would not be saying that it was hopeless and bring all the troops home right now.
As for that moveon ad....what a bunch of childish idiots. They didn't even wait to hear his testimony before calling him a liar. Can anyone with a brain actually take this group seriously? The best thing that the GOP could do would be to not do anything. When asked, dismiss it as a non-issue based on presumption and a radical viewpoint. What they are doing now by condemning the ad is giving this group power and exposure.
Well, Obama is saying we lost, but skirts around it and doesn't say the word
"lost", no guts, no glory.
Also, he loves to hear himself talk so much he used up his time when he was SUPPOSED to be questioning the General, by giving a campaign speech.
|If the surge had not "worked", the administration would have been in crisis because troop levels would have been reduced anyway.
The reason for this emerged vividly in an exchange at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday between Gen Petraeus and Senator Jim Webb of Virginia.
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Mr Webb, a Democrat who opposes the Iraq war, was once a marine. His son is currently one.
After pointing out that the improvement in Anbar province was not really connected to the surge but to tribal leaders, the senator complained bitterly that the tour of duty in Iraq had gone up to 15 months.