Dear God, It’s Joe Lieberman
Someone stop him before he jumps over his desk to give Petraeus and Odierno hugs and kisses. "You have been a force that has been principled, understanding America’s values, you’ve been personally strong, you’ve been resilient in the sense that when something wasn’t workin’, in characteristic American fashion, ya figured it out…" He even quotes the Kagans! Petraeus and Odierno are two of the bestest generals that ever was, he says. "That’s heavy stuff, but it happens to be true."
Is there a question, Senator? "I continue to be very angry at the role Iran is playing." Really? You? "I know you share that view." Oy. So what’s Iranian support to the Mahdi Army "Special Groups" like these days?
Petraeus: "It continued after Iran’s promises" to stop. "We know that because we have detained recipients of that training…" Lotta weapons are still coming in. This is "evidence, not supposition." Interestingly, however, Yochi Dreazen of the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. has delayed a long-expected public briefing on Iran’s destabilizing influence in Iraq. Hmm. "It’s our hope that those two countries… can reach an understanding."