Carol Platt Liebau: Petraeus Speaks

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Petraeus Speaks

The Weekly Standard has printed excerpts of General David Petraeus' Pentagon briefing to reporters.

Even as the Democrats try to pretend that retreat is an option, and that we could significantly draw down troops if we restricted our mission to fighting al Qaeda, Petraeus notes:

Iraq is, in fact, the central front of al Qaeda's global campaign and we devote considerable resources to the fight against al Qaeda Iraq.

Oh, and what's more:

We do definitely see links to the greater al Qaeda network. . . . There is no question but that there is a network that supports the movement of foreign fighters through Syria into Iraq. . . . The Iranian involvement has really become much clearer to us . . .

Finally,

Typically, in fact, still we believe that, oh, 80 percent to 90 percent of the suicide attacks are carried out by foreigners.

So much for the Democrat mantra of "it's a civil war."

2 Comments:

Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Charlie Rose did a full hour interview with Patraeus in which he in validated many of the Democrats key issues. There is no military solution and the Iraq government is not performing. It is actually falling apart. Patraeus himself admitted that he may recommend a withdrawal in September.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

It's nice to see an assessment of the situation that is a clear and objective acknowledgement of the big picture. We see from this that there is progress in terms of captures of personnel, materials, documents and intel, and we also see that surprise, surprise, the enemy isn't just laying down as if they were Democrats. Patraeus also points out what has been said over and over again, that the enemy sees Iraq as the major front in their battle against us.

11:48 AM  

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