Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hearing To Be Held On GAO's Iraq-Surge Report

ABC News reports:

The White House says a report due in September from General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker should be given more weight. The Pentagon echoed that sentiment.

"There are a lot of reports that are getting ready to come out, and the one we're focusing on is the assessments and recommendations coming in from the Combatant Commander and the Ambassador," said Major General Richard Sherlock, Deputy Chief of Army Reserve.

Next week, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos will head a Congressional hearing into the GAO report.

"This is an objective government report, and the American people will see that the Iraqi government is not moving in the direction without which progress in the country is just not feasible," said Representative Tom Lantos, (D) San Mateo.

General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker will give their report in just two weeks. President Bush is already saying the U.S. must stay in spite of the lack of progress by the Iraqi government.