Crocker on Iraqis: They're reflecting

Yes, but weren't they supposed to be doing something?

By Tim Grieve
Published September 10, 2007 10:40PM (UTC)
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Ryan Crocker, George W. Bush's ambassador to Iraq, said last month that "the whole premise, of course, of the 'surge' was to ... bring levels of violence down and keep them down so that there would be the time and space for political leadership to get on with the business of national reconciliation."

So, how's it going?

Here's Crocker, testifying about the surge before the House Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees today: "We have given Iraqis the time and space to reflect on what sort of country they want."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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