Petraeus & Crocker Report Progress to Senate Blowhards
Petraeus and Crocker continued their Congressional hearings today.
The antiwar liberals on the panel and in the room are on their best behavior.
Capitol Hill police officers remove a protester from the crowd during a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and House Foreign Relations Committee featuring Gen. David Petraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker in Washington, DC. What was billed as the most electrifying day of testimony in Congress for many years lurched into farce Monday as Petraeus struggled to be heard and members of the anti-war group Code Pink were dragged kicking from the room.(AFP/Getty Images/Alex Wong)
Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus discussed the progress in Iraq with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today.
FOX News reported:
Speaking on a second day of testimony on Capitol Hill, Ambassador Ryan Crocker said after the fall of Saddam Hussein, “a new Iraq had to be built almost literally from scratch,” and the effort was compounded by sectarian violence. Nonetheless, he said, much progress has been made building an institutional framework where none previously stood.
“There will be no single moment at which we can claim victory. Any turning point will likely only be recognized in retrospect. This is a sober assessment, but it should not be a disheartening one,” Crocker said.
Crocker and Gen. David Petraeus, the head of Multinational Forces In Iraq, repeated the opening statements they gave to a House joint committee hearing the day before and stressing more work needs to be done but to quit now would ensure defeat.
Michelle Malkin in liveblogging the show.
The antiwar media is already reporting that the showing by General Petraeus and Crocker has secured President Bush more time to be on the offensive in Iraq.
HotAir is following the action from the Senate committees today.