Whom Do You Trust?

General David Petraeus, or Mad Jack Murtha? Astonishingly, Mad Jack went after General Petraeus on Hardball last night, accusing him, in effect, of being a political errand-boy. The subject is Petraeus’s statement that Iraq is now the central front in the global war against Islamic terror. You almost have to see it to believe it:



What makes this so odd is that al Qaeda itself has repeatedly said that Iraq is the biggest battlefield in their war against civilization. Here is Zawahiri, for example, writing to Zarqawi in July 2005:

I want to be the first to congratulate you for what God has blessed you with in terms of fighting battle in the heart of the Islamic world, which was formerly the field for major battles in Islam

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