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It is now 1:23 pm EDT and General Patraeus is about to make his comments about the situation in Iraq to Congress.
The politicians have already completed their remarks and the news media have already analyzed the general's comments.Isn't time travel wonderful?
I've been watching the presentation from and questions to Gen. Patraeus and Amb. Crocker and most of the exchanges have been reasonable and polite... with two notable exceptions: Congressman Brad Sherman from California all but called the general a liar and used every snarky and sneaky approach to try to put words into the general's mouth.
For example, the illustrious congressman asked the general how he would choose between directives of Congress and orders from the president if they conflicted. The general politely answered that he probably would have to consult his lawyer [before telling Congress that his commander is the President?]. The congressperson then said that the general was saying he would disobey a direct order???Sorry, Congressman Sherman, but you fit the description of a "perfect asshole." Congressman Robert Wexler is a close second.
The Democrats are going to lose the next election as a result of their performance today. The only thing they lacked were the pink outfits.