On 7 April, 2008, Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker gave an Iraq progress report before the usual gang of liberal idiots in Congress.
The full text of General Petraeus’ remarks is here:
The testimony was occasionally interrupted by the other gang of idiots (aka Code Pink ‘protestors’) outside the chamber.
One of the most memorable moments of stupidity from the Democratic Inquisition was when Sen. Carl Levin referred to General Petraeus as “Admiral” . Levin’s acrid-laced questioning was boorish and blatant grand-standing. When General Petraeus suggested a 45 day period of evaluation and conditional troop reductions, Levin responded with a snarky: “Do you agree with Secy Gates that it would be “brief” or not?” “He used the word brief. You are not. That is deliberate.” General Petraeus replied: I am not using the word “brief” or the word “pause.” Pinhead Levin would ask a question, then deliberately cut Petreaus off during the answer.
Teddy Kennedy’s treatment of Ambassador Crocker wasn’t much better. Of course, Obama and the Hildabeast had to put in their two pithy cents.
General Petraeus stated: …. “as a bottom line up front, the military objectives of the surge are, in large measure, being met”……”The process will not be quick, it will be uneven, punctuated by setbacks as well as achievements, and it will require substantial U.S. resolve and commitment.”
Video of the testimony can be viewed at this link:
What it amounted to was an American Commander trying to explain the obvious success and progress being made in Iraq, to a bunch of feckless defeatist morons who want to impress like-minded constituents, including what’s left of the Al Qaeda. Bin Laden wants us to “bring them home” too.
Although terrorist scumbags are supported throughout the Islamic Middle East, I’ve yet to hear any of these anti-war pukes say just what kind of a war they’d be willing to fight, other than one against their own country. They just want to chalk up 9/11 as a bad day at the office and get on with watching American Idol.
General Petraeus did not tell the Dems what they wanted to hear, but told them instead, what they needed to, whether they liked it or not.