August 26, 2007

David Petraeus


From AFP: Top US general, envoy to testify on Iraq early September.

General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will testify before US lawmakers at public hearings to be held early next month, the White House said Monday. The two men, responsible for implementing and assessing President George W. Bush's "surge" strategy in Iraq, will likely testify September 11 and 12, national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe told reporters.

The two men are preparing a report on the Iraq war which is due to be released on September 15.

"General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker will testify in open hearings on (Capitol) Hill," Johndroe said.

"Given the tight schedule leading up to September 15 and the congressional recess ... the likely dates for testimony are September 11 and September 12," he said.

He denied, however, that the date was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Posted by Forkum at August 26, 2007 06:35 PM