Petraeus Kills GOP Talking Point On Iraq
Lindsey Graham on "Face The Nation," 3/23/08:
REID: Now, you went on to say that we’re, quote, "about to turn a corner in Iraq." Now, you just returned from Iraq again. Were you right?
GRAHAM: Yeah. Yeah.
REID: Has there been a major breakthrough? Have we turned the corner in Iraq?
GRAHAM: Oh, yeah, I think so.
Lindsey Graham, 8/28/2007:
I’m confident that the Iraqi people have turned a corner.
Charles Krauthammer, 4/13/2007:
Yet, just this week, the Marine commandant, Gen. James Conway, returned from a four-day visit to the province and reported that we “have turned the corner.”
Fred Kagan, 4/24/2007:
"Turning the corner in Iraq"
Dick Cheney, 2005:
Violence and civil unrest surged across Iraq on Sunday as Vice President Cheney made his first visit here in more than a decade, praising what he called the "remarkable" turnout by voters in nationwide elections Thursday and telling U.S. troops that the country had "turned the corner."
Gen. David Petraeus, yesterday:
"We haven’t turned any corners. We haven’t seen any lights at the end of the tunnel."