June 29th, 2010
10:59 AM ET

Petraeus on Marjah progress

Gen. David Petraeus acknowledged Tuesday that U.S.-led military operations in Afghanistan's Marjah district are not going as well "as the most optimistic (initial) predictions." U.S. forces are making progress, he said, but it has been slower and harder than anticipated.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, cited the pace of operations in Marjah as one of the reasons for his opposition to the July 2011 date set to begin withdrawal of U.S. troops. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, also blasted the date, telling Petraeus he thinks the Taliban "has the perception (that the United States will) cut and run."

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  1. Steven Brian


    June 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. turd

    Am I trippin, or does somebody have a crush a this patraeus dude? All the posts are talking about this bum..

    June 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. evan Mark

    Please people learn about how horrible it was under the Taliban:
    You absolutely MUST see this.

    August 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |