So. Here’s the money quote from yesterday.
Sen. John Warner (R-VA) questions Gen. David Petraeus:
WARNER: I hope in the recesses of your heart that you know that strategy will continue the casualties, stress on our forces, stress on military families, stress on all Americans. Are you able to say at this time, if we continue what you have laid before the Congress, this strategy, that if you continue, you are making America safer?
PETRAEUS: Sir, I believe that this is indeed the best course of action to achieve our objections in Iraq.
WARNER: Does that make America safer?
PETRAEUS: Sir, I don’t know actually. I have not sat down and sorted out in my own mind.
If even the guy in charge cannot say that us being there, that over 3700 of our troops dying there, is making us safer here, then maybe we shouldn’t be there.