General Faces Tough Questions, Despite Better News

The last time Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker came before Congress, they faced skeptical Democrats who accused them of cooking the books, as well as a full-page newspaper ad calling Petraeus "General Betray Us." Not this time. Sure, the Democrats, and a few Republicans, are still skeptical about what has really been accomplished in Iraq. But there is no longer any real debate that violence has dropped, and dropped dramatically, since the strategy to "surge" U.S. troop levels...Full Story
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