Tried Mr. Biden: "But this is — this — I'm — I'm — I'm getting myself angry about it. I mean, uh — uh — uh — "
"It's unimaginable that Petraeus came before the Senate and spoke," the MSNBC host opined. "Imagine what this is going to sound like on Armed Services Radio tonight and television when they watch the commander say they don't know whether they're making America safer or not. And he's asking them to go into battle every day. It's maddeningly stupid. And this President [Bush] seems to be hiding behind a guy he gave the orders to and then is expecting him to defend the policy."
We'll have to await the memoir of Gen. David H. Petraeus to know his exact thoughts surrounding his two days of often grueling testimony before Congress on the Iraqi surge, although we wouldn't be surprised if he echoed the sentiments attributed in 1863 to another famous general, Robert E. Lee:
John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on Townhall.com and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .
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