Bacevich on Petraeus

Via Ilan Goldenberg, I see Andrew Bacevich’s assessment of General Petraeus’ testimony. I think the word is “trenchant”:

Petraeus has now given this charade a further lease on life. In effect, he is allowing the president and the Congress to continue dodging the main issue, which comes down to this: if the civilian leadership wants to wage a global war on terror and if that war entails pacifying Iraq, then let