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Larry Craig heaps praise on Petraeus

I guess this should go into the “I’m not sh*tting you” files. I really, really I thought I was done with this guy for a while, but he’s like a zombie in Dawn of the Dead — he keeps on coming — no matter how much PR rot is occurring.

A press release from Idaho Senator Larry Craig on the Petraeus testimony the other day. I’m sure the GOP and Petraeus are happy about this endorsement.

Craig Reacts to Petraeus, Crocker Testimony General, Ambassador paint picture of progress in Iraq

BOISE, ID – General Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker testified before the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees today regarding the troop surge in Iraq.

“I was pleased to hear the forthright testimony before Senate committees today by General Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker regarding the status of U.S. and coalition efforts in Iraq,” said Idaho Senator Larry Craig.

“Unfortunately, many were quick to prejudge the surge, as well as the testimony of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker,” Craig continued. “However, I believe their testimony told a positive story. Our soldiers are making progress on the ground to provide breathing room for the Iraqi government, and we have seen a significant decrease in violence across the country, and most importantly, in Baghdad. That being said, the Iraqi government must stand up and prove to their people that they can govern and secure their country from violence.”

It proves that clinging to power is so embedded in this guy’s thinking that he cannot imagine just lying low for a while.

Just got a note from someone on a listserv that the alternate headline for this article should have been: “Craig: Petraeus Does Not Blow.” Oh, I wish I had thought of that one.

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