Petraeus Testifies Before Congress on the Surge
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 19:22
Zoy Clem in Politics
Washington D.C.  General David Petraeus testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today and cited the progress being made in Iraq due to the troop level increases (referred to as the 'Surge').  He has recommended a 45-day delay in reducing these  levels, but was subject to criticism from various Democrats, including Carl Levin, Ted Kennedy, and Joseph Biden; Levin citing the effort as an open-ended commitment. Hillary Clinton also offered harsh criticism, calling for a plan to begin an orderly process of removing the troops. Dick Lugar, the Republican Senator from Indiana, is also expected to issue criticism.


 In contrast, John McCain supports the current  troop levels, and was optimistic about the progress that has been made in Iraq.


 Barack Obama will speak with Petraeus tomorrow, when the General testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.







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