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I was especially heartened to hear the opinion of Rep Skelten(D) about Code Pink at 3:19 here.
He used the same word Greyhawk used to describe Beauchamp here.
Duncan Hunter's got the military's back--check the video of his statement prior to Petraeus speaking.
Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general, Multi-National Force, and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker discuss the details of their report on the military and political situation in Iraq. They testify before a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Cmte. and the House Foreign Affairs Cmte.
a separate poll released today shows that an overwhelming numbers of Iraqis say the U.S. troop buildup has worsened security and the prospects for economic and political progress in their country.
Forty-seven percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by ABC News, Britain's BBC, and Japan's public broadcaster NHK said they want American forces and their coalition allies to leave the country immediately. This was 12 percent more people than harbored those views in a March poll, just as the troop increase was beginning. And 57 percent — including nearly all Sunnis and half of Shiites — said they consider attacks on coalition forces acceptable, a slight increase over the past half year.
And we should believe their poll because according to Sen Reid, Sen Durbin and others, Petraeus is a liar
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, ended last week saying Gen. Petraeus has "made a number of statements over the years that have not proven to be factual."
And Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the Democratic Caucus, said on the House floor that the general's report could win "the Nobel Prize for creative statistics or the Pulitzer for fiction."
"Instead of a new strategy for Iraq, the Bush administration is cherry-picking the data to support their political objectives and preparing a report that will offer another defense of the president's strategy," he said.
All in all though, it will it matter what Gen. David Petraeus says in his report today or what the troops see first hand?
Or are Minds are already made up.
But as an articulator of a vision, an expounder of "Islamofascism," or whatever the new trademarked word is now, he's about as coherent and comprehensible as a 9th tier blogger or one of those whacks sitting on a stoop in Union Square talking about fascism and Texas oil barons before they get overcome by the shakes or decide to start collecting more aluminum cans.He's right - the top-tier bloggers on the Left have all made bin Laden's points previously, and in a much more erudite fashion. Really though, they've got to be dreading the idea that he might actually start his own blog and steal their posts on a daily basis.
Speaking of which, have the other Lefty blogs weighed in on this yet? Have any started copyright infringement actions?
A Navy chaplain.
A silly song that topped the charts and delivered a powerful message.