Petraeus says we can win the wars we've got and add more, compares self to circus clown juggling plates
Rep Forbes (R, Va) asks what the point is. Michelle Flournoy says "AL QAEDA!" Nobody mentions that al Qaeda isn't in Afghanistan
Advantage of not holding hearings on Iraq, Rep. Forbes can slip claim of Iraq "success" into hearing on Vietghanistan
Having denounced the insane and endless wasting of lives and resources, Sanchez thanks Petraeus for his "service." WTF?
Sanchez points out total corruption of Afghan govt. Petraeus invites her to a psy-op.
Loretta Sanchez sounds like a human - very jarring in a Congressional hearing
Rep Sanchez says she's sick of hearing "we're making gains that are fragile and reversible - What does that really mean, General?"
Loretta Sanchez says we're wasting lives and resources. Asks what "success" is. Petraeus says an independent govt. Well then...
Guy in charge of making WAR on Afghanistan says the problem with poppies is they're ILLEGAL
Petraeus won't say how many Taliban there are or why US needs several soldiers per Afghan resister
We should have an emperor like Japan who gives a speech every year or two. For everything else we should try democracy.
W Jones asks if in 3 more years a new general will tell a new cmember just a few more years needed
W Jones quotes a general who says 4 or 40 more years will accomplish nothing in Vietghanistan, cites polls public wants out
Walter Jones tells Petraeus that Marines want out, reads letter from one of them. Imagine asking a troop what the troops say!
Petraeus politely says "You're a biggoted moron, and Afghans all listen to BBC"
Afghans can't understand corruption because they lack our religion and culture, says Rep. (Bartlett, I think)
Kudos to @janschakowsky for introducing Bill to tax millionaires & billionaires/Who's afraid of a fair share economy?
How is killing 17 soldiers by smashing 2 helicopters together the reason to extend a war? Please explain.
Petraeus says progress not quantitative but subjective. We'll know it when he sees it.
Petraeus says ending war unfair to troops because Army tends to crash helicopters and kill troops for no good reason
Rep Martha Roby asks Petraeus to say Al Qaeda supports @Dennis_Kucinich resolution to end war. He does. At least 17% will believe him.
Petraeus opposes "conspiracy theories" of US interest in permanent bases, mineral wealth. Nobody asks what then the point is.
After Petraeus report, Adam Smith asks for some sign of progress, Petraeus points to instance of US getting out of the way. Hmm.
Will the partial withdrawal in July involve any ANY! "combat forces"? Petraeus won't say.
GE may kill more people than BP, but both, I think, deserve massive bailouts
Petraeus says progress "a rollercoaster ride" (the kind that only goes down?)
Every year for 10 years generals mostly testify about what they will do in future. Guess what year 11 will produce.
RT @BreakingNews Lawyer says U.S. paid $2.34 million to secure Raymond Davis' release http://on.msnbc.com/eIN0U7
Petraeus says we're on the right azimuth with the right counterinsurgency inputs (& if you're 18 you can be one of them!)
Maybe the 17% who "strongly believe" Vietghanistan is worth fighting can pay for it?
When US Special Ops Forces killed innocent, pregnant women in Gardez, Afghanistan, the families were given... 2 sheep.
House Armed Services: the Undersecretary of Defense has yet to mention anything defensive