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General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker Testify

On Monday, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker gave their testimony on the Iraq war before two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives. In reaction to that, the Cincinnati Post reported that it was a successful testimony by the two men. It reported with a conservative viewpoint that the senators questioning the two men varied in their tactics, some asking better questions than others, and that the whole ordeal didn’t really change anything. The LA Times reported with a slightly liberal viewpoint that General Petraeus and Ambassador Crockers’ testimonies were somewhat successful, but that resistance to the war and support for withdrawing troops is still as strong as ever. Both articles end with statements of frustration with the situation, sighting that nothing has changed and wondering what could help.