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Petraeus: I Will Never Hold Office In This Country

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

General David Petraeus sat for another round of interviews in D.C. today following his second round of Capitol Hill hearings, and it's clear he doesn'...

Did Petraeus Part Ways With The Neocons?

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Palevsky

Those who expected General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker to beat the drums of war during this week's Senate hearings must be disappointed. Joe Lieberman certainly was.

White House And Pentagon Agree That Iraqi Forces Remain Unprepared To Take Over Security Mission

The New York Times | THOM SHANKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Bush prepares to address the nation Thursday about the state of the Iraq War, The New York Times is reporting that the White House and Pe...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama's Star Turn At The Petraeus Hearing

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

Obama, sitting high on the dais at the hearings, pointed up the confusion surrounding how to determine the criteria for success in Iraq. "No one's calling for a precipitous withdrawal," he said.

Petraeus Iraq Hearings Videos: David Petraeus, Ryan Crocker, John McCain And Carl Levin

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 11:44am*** ***Click Here For Updates On The Iraq Hearings*** --- General David Petraeus' Testimony Before House Members, Part 1...

Jason Linkins

Crocker Vastly Overstates Progress On Iraq Benchmarks

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

General Petraeus: "We Haven't Turned Any Corners. We Haven't Seen Any Lights At The End Of The Tunnel"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top American Commander in Iraq told two separate Congressional committees Tuesday that the progress touted by the Bush Administration was "fragile...

General Petraeus Iraq Hearings: Updates Here

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 1:17pm*** Click Here For Videos Of The Hearings --- Petraeus Won't Say He'd Advise New President On Withdrawal: Spencer Ackerman...

Petraeus Iraq Hearings: General Testifies To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain Wants To Avoid Looking Like "Eager Cheerleader": The New York Times notes that John McCain "risks looking like an eager cheerleader if he heaps...

Petraeus: I Need Another Six Months To Determine Whether "We've Reached A Turning Point"

Thinkprogress.org | Amanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the past few months, conservatives such as Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) have been quick to declare victory in Iraq. In Novembe...

Petraeus Statistics Analyzed: "Apparent Contradictions Are Relatively Easy To Find"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sept. 1, the bullet-riddled bodies of four Iraqi men were found on a Baghdad street. Two days later, a single dead man, with one bullet in his head...