So, maybe I missed the news item where the President and commander in chief stepped down and put a general in charge of US policy?
Bush has gone from hiding behind this "wait to see what the General says" thing for months now. Now Bush seems to have taken that a step further to "we'll do whatever the General says". Um, who's "The Decider" again? Does the buck stop anyplace at all, ever? Maybe Patraeus should be running for office. Or maybe he doesn't need to.
And Congress isn't helping. The General goes up there and all the ask him about are policy and politics. They nearly all disagree with the policy, so they want a chance to say so, and try to get the General to say so.
Well, in this country, the military does what the civilian leadership tells it to. The General was ordered to settle down Iraq (I guess), and he's trying. And they ask his things like, "is this making America safer"? How is he supposed to know? Ok, he's an American, a citizen, a voter... I'm sure he has an opinion, probably a pretty well informed one too. But how about asking him something about the military actions he's taking in order to carry out his orders?
Oh, I forgot. Apparently he doesn't get orders, and Iraq is the Generals problem now. Whatever.