Sunday, April 01, 2007

Republican caucus held closed door meeting with General Petraeus

by Geezer Power @ 9:55 AM PDT



Mitchell: Petraeus Held Closed-Door Strategy Meeting With Republican Caucus

This morning on the Chris Matthews Show, NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell revealed that Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, met “very recently” with the Senate Republican caucus to discuss their strategy on Iraq legislation.

“Petraeus went to the Republican caucus and told them, I will have real progress to you by August,” Mitchell said. The Republicans claim they told him that after August, they will end their support for the war. “They have told him at a caucus meeting as very, very recently, that if there isn’t progress by August — and real progress means not a day of violence and a day of sanity — that they will pull the plug.”

Stunningly, Mitchell said that “moderate Republican” senators had told her that they didn’t believe the escalation would work but voted for it anyway. “They really are not in favor of the surge. They don’t believe it’s going to work. But they basically said the president has until August, until Labor Day. After that, if it doesn’t work, they’re running.”

4 comments:

S-Q said...

Stunningly, Mitchell said that “moderate Republican” senators had told her that they didn’t believe the escalation would work but voted for it anyway. “They really are not in favor of the surge. They don’t believe it’s going to work. But they basically said the president has until August, until Labor Day. After that, if it doesn’t work, they’re running.”
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Hmmm... they voted for it even though they don't believe it will work?! Duh?! Unbelievable!

GEEZERPOWER said...

Maybe this is one more thing that needs more investigation. Do you suppose that a right wing independent senator might have been there too?

And so....If the Democratic senators hold their own caucus with the general, Lieberman will be there also?

Basheert said...

Well...first...
we have to bomb Iran.

The rest won't matter.

S-Q said...

Lieberman will be there also?
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Will he? Is he a Dem or GOP now? He flip-flops faster than Snowjob! LOLMAO