David Petraeus,  Iraq,  Iraq War,  Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez on General David Petraeus’ Testimony Before Congress


Michael Ramirez parodies General David Petreaus’ testimony in the Senate today

Iraq Is Improving, But Gains ‘Fragile,’ Gen. Petraeus Says

Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker spoke directly to the next U.S. president Tuesday, giving a cautiously optimistic assessment of the situation in Iraq.

They just weren’t certain when they talked to the president.

Was it in the morning before a congressional panel that included Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.?
Or that afternoon when they spoke to another that included Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

In either case, the two top U.S. officials in Iraq said the military is making progress, with Petraeus calling for a halt in troop withdrawals to consolidate the surge’s gains. If carried out, the next president could enter office with more than 140,000 U.S. troops still in Iraq.

Actually, the decorum of the Senate and the Senate gallery was better than when General Petraeus testified last September. Remember when Moveon.org placed the General Betray US ad in the New York Times?

But, conditions on the ground are better in Iraq and Petraeus has done a remarkable job. Now, who will voters believe in November?


United States Senate Condemns MoveOn.org Betray Us Ad

Rudy Giuliani Watch: Hillary Clinton Smeared General Petraeus

New York Times = Left Wing Fringe Rag

Senator John Ensign Calls on All Democrats to Return MoveOn.org Contributions


  • Ling

    Conditions in Iraq are much better than last September, but tell you the truth, the pace of improvement is too slow and the situation too fluid to make a huge impression on voters. So long as troops are still there in Nov, afraid it ain’t going to be of much help to Sen. McCain.

  • Flap

    Conditions in Iraq are better than in 2004 when President Bush was re-elected. So, I wouldn’t be so sure that it will be any more of a negative – especially since McCain was critical of Bush post-war policy years ago.

    Voters do not see Obama nor Clinton as having any credibility on national security issues.