They are joined at the hip, but the leverage lies with Petraeus. And Petraeus has made plain, publicly, that after July 2011, he doesn’t think there should be a rapid pullout.
Friday, September 17, 2010
You Thought I Meant THIS July?
In an article about the president's warming relationship with rock star Gen. David Petraeus, foreign policy guru Leslie Gelb joins those who doubt the U.S. will be out of Afghanistan next summer, as Obama promised when he ordered the surge: