The Petraeus Testimony

Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker testified before a joint hearing of the House Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees Monday.

A transcript of Petraeus’ testimony is here, and the briefing slides that accompanied the testimony are here (both pdf files). More from the slides later. For now, here’s a somewhat random sampling of the coverage of the testimony:

Petraeus Backs Partial Pullout
| The Washington Post (AP video on
Petraeus Warns Against Quick Pullout in Iraq | The New York Times
Petraeus Upbeat Over Reducing Troop Levels | The Guardian (Reuters video on
Turning Point for America in Iraq | The London Times
Petraeus Pledges Modest Pullout, But Little More | The Wall Street Journal (WSJ video analysis below)
US Surge Working: General | Agence France-Presse
Petraeus: Surge Meets Objectives | Al Jazeera
Petraeus Calls for Cutting U.S. Troops in Iraq | Reuters

Finally, here’s some analysis of the testimony by the Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, which we feature only because the WSJ is the only place that has such video and allows it to be embedded: