Blowback and Testimony
To read my opinion of the testimony of General Petraeus and ambassador Crocker please click here. To sum it up: a sober assessment, both men seemed to be honest; they mentioned the problems but also expressed believe that progress has been made (slowly but surely); all in all a good, realistic assessment of the situation on the ground. It seems to me that people cannot easily dismiss what the two had to say.
In the post, I also respond to the ridiculous, over-the-top advertisement placed by MoveOn in today’s New York Times. MoveOn basically labeled General Petraeus a traitor.