Last week, Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) sent an e-mail to his constituents asking them to submit questions for him to ask Gen. David Petraeus. Today, he summarized the 5,000 submitted questions for Petreaues: “What is the definition of winning?” He also admonished Petraeus for refusing to define success:
And if I will, when Mr. Burton asks for a definition of what is failure, we get a litany of items. But when Mr. Ackerman asks what’s the definition of victory, we get little. Please tell us, general, what is winning?
Max Bergmann at Democracy Arsenal wrote yesterday, “Petraeus and Crocker have no problems projecting out the potential implications of leaving Iraq — but they refuse to make projections of what staying will look like. That double standard is absurd. Is there a strategic plan for our presence in Iraq? If so what? The answer is pretty clearly no. They have no end game. There is no exit strategy.”