Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hot seat and Popcorn

It’s going to be interesting today to see what General Petraeus has to say about the progress of the “surge”, while at the same time trying to deflect the fighting in Basra, Sadr City and what seems to be the daily mortar attacks on the Green Zone.

I believe the testimony will begin at 9am, eastern time and I’m fairly sure you can watch it on C-span or at their website. It might be a little early in the day for popcorn, but you know it’s going to be an interesting show. It would be nice if the cable news channels gave this the uninterrupted coverage they gave Anna Nichole’s death and subsequent events.

Let’s say that you are one of the Senators who will be given an opportunity to question General Petraeus, what would you want to ask him? Do you think you would get a truthful answer?

I know I sure wouldn’t want to be in Petraeus’ boots today.

20 Comments:

Blogger fallenmonk said...

I am pretty sure you will get the White House defined answer. The surge is working, Iraq is better off without Saddam, we'll stand down when they stand up. It's all Iran's fault. It was the right thing to do.

April 08, 2008 5:22 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I remember that tragedy! I'm not sure what this "Iraq" thing is that you speak of. Oh well.

Gee, so many questions one could ask of the man. Whether the fact that we torture has provided more or less flower petals to our soldiers in the field, who will replace our current puppet once we tire of him, etc.

April 08, 2008 6:04 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

I would ask him if being Bush's boot licker is part of his career/retirement plan.

Then I would yield the rest of my time split with Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd.

Probably.

April 08, 2008 6:21 AM  
Anonymous Phil said...

I think it'll be orchestrated so that he and McCain slobber over each other so much that you'll wish they'd get a room.

And, no, no truth, ever - just talking points.

April 08, 2008 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No truth....only what King George and the Evil Dick Chaney want to hear...and at this point I think the General's ego will play a big part in what he has to say......

One must note that all the military types who had an independent thoughts....either retired or were replaced...........not that any of them have had the balls to put their pensions on the line by speaking out!

April 08, 2008 7:24 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

I am listening, our NPR station is broadcasting the audio - and it is particularly painful to hear Gramps McCain asking Petraeus questions.

Ugh.......... You were at my blog earlier, you know how I feel about war today and every day.

April 08, 2008 7:51 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

I also hear a lot about the evils of Iran... we can only imagine what that means here in the waning hours of the reign of mad king george.

April 08, 2008 7:52 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I am not listening to it because he is only going to say what George and Dick want him to say. Nothing real is going to come of this "questioning."

What I would like to know is what is it about Iraq that makes us think it is worth the sacrifice of our young men and women? Are the "freedoms" of the Iraqi people worth even one single American life? Do we think that this action in Iraq is going to change the view of the rest of the Muslim world toward us?

April 08, 2008 9:27 AM  
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April 08, 2008 9:57 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Did you see CNN last night showing our troops trying to get an Iraqi patrol to go in and take out a sniper? (The Iraqis are supposed to go in first; that way, it looks like they're taking charge of their own problems - you know, the ones we created for them by the invasion.) After repeated assurances that our troops would be backing them up, and after the Iraqis hemmed and hawed, they said okay. Then promptly took a lunch break. Meanwhile, of course, the sniper's shooting away. Lunch. They broke for lunch. THIS is what our troops are dying for?

Yeah, my question would be something along those lines.

April 08, 2008 11:15 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

What's with this "anonymous" person going around and putting that ridiculous war protesters are pussies "joke" on every blog I've been to? Because it takes so much courage to go along with the war of lies? Right, yeah.

April 08, 2008 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the truth so damn painful to you surrender monkeys? It's O.K. for you to admitt you're a wuss.No one will or can think any less of you.

April 08, 2008 2:07 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

With surge and siege a success until the war with Iran can get going which was the original goal of attacking Iran.
Stay the course had to be the line from General Betrayus and Ambassador crock-a-shit. Knowing that, I couldn't listen to their blatant obvious hemming, hawing, and Lies! It was obvious, the outcome so why do we continue to waste time and money for a worthless show?

April 08, 2008 4:48 PM  
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April 08, 2008 5:37 PM  
Blogger annie said...

it's really going to be fun, watching the wingers unravel over the next 7 months.

April 08, 2008 8:10 PM  
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April 08, 2008 9:41 PM  
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April 08, 2008 10:21 PM  
Anonymous via said...

Candice, we need to remember that Saint Petraeus was the one tasked to train the Iraqi forces back in 2004-2005.

April 09, 2008 7:42 AM  
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