From CNN last week:
On the eve of the latest White House Afganistan update, the incoming head of the House Armed Services Committee said he wants to hear directly from the commander, Gen. David Petraeus, to determine what progress has been made.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-California, who next month will take over as chairman of the defense committee, said Wednesday he will ask Petraeus to testify.
"I want to have General Petraeus come and report to us on what's happening over there. I think that we will find he has made some pretty good progress," McKeon said in a roundtable with journalists.
Then why put Ceasar Petraeus to the trouble of testifying in the first place?
Is it really too much to expect just one US lawmaker to say, I want to have General Petraeus come and report to us on:
what the hell is happening over there -- why we are spending $350 million a day to send fine young Americans to train up illiterate child rapists and pederasts and misogynists into a "police force" (half of which tests positive for drugs, so the British tell us) and then get shot them in the back while under military orders-- who the hell issued those orders? I want him to testify, too -- to "drink tea" when one of them "goes jihad" to get his 72 virgins, or raisins or whatever they get in that disgustingly carnal vision of Eternity goddammit."