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Countdown Sums up Beginning of Iraq Testimony

Keith Olbermann, host of the newscast Countdown, summarizes yesterday’s events. He interviews General William Odom, who delivered an excellent assessment of Iraq. I posted it here. I have talked about this before. I don’t that that there will be any useful information handed out at these hearings. General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker are intelligent people and they work for the Bush administration. As such, they are going to put forth the administration’s views on Iraq and Iran. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice did us all a favor almost a year ago. She was on the Charlie Rose show and

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Obama Presses for Answers

Obama thoughtfully questioned Petraeus and Crocker in an effort to figure out the end point in Iraq. Of course, we know that neither Crocker nor Petraeus can or will give a straight answer. That’s because there is no end point- that’s the whole purpose of the War. The War’s goal posts keep moving. First, we needed to oust Saddam Hussein. Done. Then, we needed to set up an Iraqi government. Done. Then, we needed an elected Iraqi government. Done. Now it seems we need peace and tranquility without Al Qaeda and without any Iranian influence before folks like John McCain will

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