the saddest and most telling moment of the "Petraeus and Crocker dog'n'pony show" so far came yesterday afternoon in this exchange between Senator John Warner (R-Virginia) and General David Petraeus:
JW: (will) "the current strategy in Iraq make America safer?"
DP: "I believe that this is indeed the best course of action to achieve our objectives in Iraq."
JW: "Does that make America safer?"
ain't that the truth: regardless of all the work this administration has done to make them one and the same, "achieving our objectives in Iraq" (whatever they may be) does not, and has never equate "making America safe(r)".
so then, General P. what are we doing there, exactly?
…p'haps you are not the person to ask this question from. I wonder when Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and George W. Bush have openings in their calendars…