Pelosi Warns Patraeus: Dont Give Us Good News On Iraq
Underscoring the Democrats’ economic points, Pelosi asked why U.S. military in Iraq and Americans back home are paying more for gasoline than the Iraqis are.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned Army Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker on Thursday not to "put a shine on recent events” in Iraq when they testify before Congress next week.
“I hope we don’t hear any glorification of what happened in Basra,” said Pelosi, referring to a recent military offensive against Shiite militants in the city led by the Iraqi government and supported by U.S. forces. (What happened in Basra is Iraqi forces took the lead, some fled, most stayed and defeated the terrorist insurgents although calling in US Airstikes as they have no Air Force DUH!) proving they are getting ready to handle themselves)
Although powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed to a ceasefire after six days of fighting, Pelosi wondered why the U.S. was caught off guard by the offensive and questioned how the ceasefire was achieved, saying the terms were "probably dictated from Iran.”[Notice Pelosi Herself Points to Iran)
“We have to know the real ground truths of what is happening there, not put a shine on events because of a resolution that looks less violent when in fact it has been dictated by al-Sadr, who can grant or withhold that call for violence,” Pelosi said.
Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, and Crocker, the U.S. ambassador, will make their return to Capitol Hill on April 8 and 9 to deliver their assessment of the situation on the ground in Iraq.
So no matter what, if there is good news by Patraeus on the Iraq front, the Democrats, especially Pelosi dont want to hear it. We are winning in Iraq and the Speaker of The House Of Representatives doesnt want to hear it because the Democrat party is invested in Failure, Defeat, PERIOD! Well to bad Nancy, suck it up and be a woman about it and when Patreaus gives you some good news, dont argue, just accept this as he knows what's going on there, YOU DONT, he is the commander on the ground and he will tell you what you dont want to hear, despite a few setback's we are winning. Try and be on America's side for once!!
OH BTW, is Move On .Org going to run another Patraeus Betrayus ad?
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