Gen. Petraeus: “I don’t know if Iraq war helps stop terror”

Map of Gen. Petraeus, Daily News 2007

Map of Gen. Petraeus, Daily News 2007

It was September 11, 2007, General Petraeus was testifying at the Senate Armed Services Committee, when asked by Senator Warner on whether pressing ahead on the war “is making America safer”, the General answered, “Sir, I don’t know, actually”.

Read the full story at The Daily News

From the article:

  • In a prime-time national address tomorrow, Bush was expected to accept Petraeus’ recommendation to withdraw 30,000 troops by next July.

    Despite the expected troop reductions, Republicans continued to back away from the Bush policy. Rep. James Walsh (R-Syracuse), who nearly lost his seat over his support of the war last year, said, “I believe it is time to start bringing our troops home.”

  • Ed. Note: Isn’t it about time to bring the troops home? It’s been two years since making this statement. OUT NOW.

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