Quote Of The Day: General David Petraeus On The Non-Binding Anti-Surge Resolution

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT): “What effect would Senate passage of a resolution of disapproval, of this new way ahead that you embrace, what affect would it have on our enemies in Iraq?”

Gen. David Petraeus: “Sir, as I stated in the opening statement, this is a test of wills at the end of the day, and in that regard, speaking purely as a military commander if confirmed… a commander in such an endeavor would obviously like to the enemy to feel that there’s no hope.”

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT): “And a — a Senate passed resolution of disapproval for this new strategy in Iraq would give the enemy some encouragement, some feeling that — some clear expression that the American people were divided?”

Gen. David Petraeus: “That’s correct, sir.”

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