Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Speaker Pelosi avoids General Petraeus

Pelosi Won't Attend Petraeus Briefing

ABC News

House Speaker to Skip Gen. David Petraeus' Briefing on the Progress of the Troop Escalation


WASHINGTON, Apr. 24, 2007- 

As the House and Senate prepare to vote this week on the final conference report onPelosipa
the $124 billion troop funding bill -- which would also mandate that
U.S. combat troops begin withdrawing from Iraq on October 1 at the
latest -- Gen. David Petraeus is scheduled to come to the Hill tomorrow
to brief lawmakers on the progress of the recent troop escalation.

ABC News has learned, however, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will not attend the briefing.

"She can't make the briefing tomorrow," a Democratic aide told ABC News
Tuesday evening. "But she spoke with the General via phone today at
some length."

Shamelessly borrowed from Atlas Shrugs

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