Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Petraeus: No 'tunnel' vision
Pressed by Sen. Evan Bayh today, Gen. David Petraeus finally admitted that maybe he, and some of the Republicans, might have been overstating the success of the "surge" to date, especially given recent developments in Iraq: "It's why I've repeatedly noted that we haven't turned any corners, we haven't seen any lights at the end of the tunnel. The champagne bottle has been pushed to the back of the refrigerator. And the progress, while real, is fragile and is reversible."
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