Posted by Ilan Goldenberg
Warner asked the big question. Is Iraq making America Safer? Petraeus after a bunch of hmming and hawing says that only history will tell us if Iraq is making us safer and that the more important question is whether we are making progress in Iraq in attaining our interests. I completely disagree with that, the question is strategic. But at the end he said that it is worth it but that it's not his job to make that determination.
Crocker referenced the fact that we are defeating Al Qaeda. Drawing no distinction between AQI and Al Qaeda central in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also ignores the fact that Al Qaeda wasn't even there before the United States invaded.