Senior congressional aides said yesterday that the White House has proposed limiting the much-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill next month of Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker to a private congressional briefing, suggesting instead that the Bush administration's progress report on the Iraq war should be delivered to Congress by the secretaries of state and defense.
And, of course, things are going swimmingly in Iraq. That's why we have to keep the troops there for ten more years. Gee, if they go any better, we might have to double the number of troops and keep them there 20 years. What a good idea.