Petraeus doesn’t know if his strategy is making America safer

This is HUGE. HUGE. Petraeus just completely undermined Bush’s rationale for the escalation of the Iraq war. Senator John Warner asked a simple question — and got a very telling and disturbing answer:

Senator Warner: Are you able to say at this time if we continue what you have laid before the congress here,this strategy. do you feel that that is making America safer?

General Petraeus: Sir, I believe this is indeed the best course of action to achieve our objectives in Iraq.

Warner: Does that make America safer?

General Petraeus: Sir I don’t know actually. I have not sat down and sorted in my own mind what i have focued on and what I have been riveted on is how to accomplish the mission of the multinational force Iraq.

Hoping to have the video soon. But this is undoubtedly the news of the day.

If the Bush/Petraeus “course of action” is not ultimately making us safer, what the hell are we doing in over there? And, why are Republicans sticking with Bush’s plan that doesn’t make us safer?

Here’s the video. Big hat tip to Nico at Huffington Post:

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