Skip to comments.Petraeus Briefs Lawmakers Before Final House Vote on Iraq War Spending Bill (Hunter's Quote in Full)
Posted on 04/25/2007 6:38:58 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
WASHINGTON A Wednesday briefing by Army Gen. David Petraeus did not appear to quell concerns of House Democrats who are set to pass a veto-ready supplemental war spending bill that includes a timeline for withdrawal.
But the top commander in Iraq did warn lawmakers that their volatile rhetoric is being heard by the enemy.
"One thing that he reminded us was, this is a test of wills and he admonished us, reminded us that what we say to the world, to our adversaries and our allies, is listened to by the other side," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.
Hunter said Petraeus "didn't try to sugarcoat the issues and the problems" that American forces face in Iraq, but noted that comments like that by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last week said the war is lost, provide incentive for U.S. adversaries.
"It must come as a shock to Al Qaeda leaders to have an aide come into their safe house and tell them that Senator Reid has declared that, in fact, they are winning and the war is lost," Hunter said. "I think it's highly irresponsible for the leader of the U.S. Senate to have said that and, just speaking for myself as the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, I think that the leader of the Senate should step down from that position."
Wednesday's briefing by the head of Multinational Forces in Iraq was intended to provide new insights about the long-term viability of the security plan, but appeared only to harden partisan positions on the war.
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Leave it to CNN to leave out the good stuff. Thanks FOX!
A Republican with a spine should be in breaking news, it’s a rarity after all.
I could listen to that all day !!!! Music to my ears !
Pinging everyone from the earlier thread. ;)
They don't have any 'concerns', they could NOT care less!! The d@mn traitors!!!
It even warrants a new category -- Unprecedented News
Reid and Pelosi have our troops blood on their hands. Someone needs to confront these traitors for endangering our troops lives as well as our national security with their political power grabbing. The traitorous Liberal MSM has done one hell of a propaganda campaign benefiting our enemies that want us destroyed. What excuse will these traitors have when this country gets attacked again since they will be the prime cause.
I don’t have the words to express how angry this makes me. I don’t have the words to express how stupid I think the American public is. I don’t have the words to express how chicken I think the GOP leadership is.
Hunter always says what needs to be said. That’s why I’ve been supporting him for all of this time! Hopefully now the rest of the republican voters will realize that Duncan Hunter is the best candidate to take on the libs!
Thank God for Duncan Hunter
Walter B. Jones (RINO) defected on tonight’s vote
Thank you Duncan Hunter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rep. Dan Burton R-IN made some excellent points earlier.
I am only torn because Tancredo entered the race.
General Patton had a lot of enemies in Congress and in the Press. Drew Pearson was a real SOB and did everything he could to hurt Gen. Patton after the war was over. Commies then as now.
Yes, it’s not a first. You’re right.
Patton hated the Communists and the lefties hated Patton for that.
Harry Reid wants to run our army as Leftenant Betray-us.
Bottom line: The Left is evil and destructive of GOOD.
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