The Other Iraq Testimony . . .

Did Petraeus’ congressional testimony overshadow the more important briefing about political reconciliation delivered by Amb. Ryan Crocker? Writing in the New Republic, Eve Fairbanks thinks so:

. . . it was Crocker, not Petraeus, who came toWashington with the critically important information about thesituation on the ground in Iraq, since the whole point of the militarysurge was to make space for political progress, Crocker’s jurisdiction.Plus, unlike Petraeus’s findings, his testimony wasn’t extensivelypreviewed. So what did he have to say?

Watch for yourself: