Petraeus and Crocker Surge Update: ’08 Version
Posted by Ryan on April 8, 2008
General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker entered a hostile-fire zone once again on Capitol Hill, and once again came out looking like the adults in the room! By later this evening, all three Presidential contenders will have gotten a chance to question the General about the continued effectiveness of the Surge strategy. I’d like to see how they all come across, especially She Who Must Not be Named, who I’m sure had to maneuver through cover fire to even enter the room, and Obama, who has more experience in understanding foreign policy affairs than both McCain or SWMNBN. Wow, I didn’t know that.
Here’s an up-to-the-minute update on the goings on up there on the Hill.
Personally, I watched about 30 minutes altogether today and was able to catch Susan Collins meandering her way through a question with one of my classes. Not very exciting.
However, earlier I caught Ted [hiccup] Kennedy reading his petty liberal talking points mostly in a coherent manner — I watched him speak before one of his notorious liquid lunches. It only took about a minute of watching before the predictable Code Pink jerks chanted “Bring them Home!” during the testimony [Note: for more fun, read up a little on the Black Shirts for a quick refresher on fascist tactics when confronting speakers with whom they disagree].
So, we’ll see how this Update will play out, surely with election-year drama that will put a few if not all of the candidates on the record for good or for bad. Unfortunately, being lost in all this political theater is Petraeus’ message that we’re on the right track and still need the intestinal fortitude to see this thing through.