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The Senators Grill Petraeus; My Brother Messages Me From Iraq

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

As the Senate hearing on Iraq was winding down, I received an IM from my brother Sam, a soldier in Iraq. He's asking the same thing as the senators: "What are we doing here?"

Jason Linkins

Evan Bayh Cautions: Don't 'Take Marching Orders From Osama bin Laden' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Soft-spoken Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) may have been the last questioner of this morning's hearings on Iraq, but he ended up being a highlight of the he...

Jason Linkins

Crocker Vastly Overstates Progress On Iraq Benchmarks | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this morning, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) took time out from the rigors of their Iraq War hearings to play a little...

Jason Linkins

Wall Street Journal Pregames Petraeus, Discounts Dissent | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On one level, it is fortunate that the Wall Street Journal, a day before General David Petraeus arrives on Capitol Hill to re-engage his attempts to s...

Jason Linkins

Dana Perino, The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A Neverending Surge | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Years after missions were declared to have been accomplished in Iraq, it's still difficult to get a straight answer out of the Bush administration as ...

Brian Williams Challenges Petraeus On Al Qaida Fearmongering

Eat The Press | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week has been marked by two big news events: The Petraeus hearings in Washington, and the sixth anniversary of 9/11. It is probably safe to say t...

Crocker: "I Can't Give You Any Timelines, Dates, Or Guarantees"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"I can't give you any timelines, dates or guarantees," Crocker just said. Again, that seems to me the message of these hearings. Crocker and Petraeus...

4 Years Later

Washington Post | William Branigin, Robin Wright and Peter Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The top U.S. military commander and diplomat in Iraq today came under sharp questioning from Democratic and Republican senators demanding a justificat...

Bush Chief Of Staff: Petraeus Is "Not The Decider"

PBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leadership in Iraq JIM LEHRER: Mr. Bolten, how did we get into a situation where one general named Petraeus has suddenly become the master whatever, ...