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Posted by on Apr 9, 2008 in War | 6 comments

The Petraeus-Crocker Autocracy

The nation’s elected lawmakers of both parties have just spent two days pleading with two bureaucrats to give them some idea of when our young people will stop being killed and maimed thousands of miles from home.

Who empowered David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker to make the judgement that progress in Iraq was “fragile and reversible” and that consideration of any new withdrawals of American troops be delayed until the fall?

If George W. Bush has delegated these powers to two unelected employees of the US government, he is in dereliction of his duty as President…

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