"General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker today delivered their highly anticipated assessment on the current state of the Iraq War. I appreciate their candor and willingness to engage in a dialog with members."
"Last month, I visited Iraq and spoke with General Petraeus and other senior military commanders about America's progress there. I agree with the General's assessment that military progress is being made in Iraq, and Al Qaeda and other terrorist insurgent groups are weaker there today than prior to the surge. However, our nation's commitment in Iraq is not open-ended and the Iraqi government must take the initiative to assume a greater responsibility for their own future and security."