To Petraeus she said: "I trust your reporting and that of our troops on the ground regarding the levels of sectarian violence, over those compiled by individuals and entities who wish to discredit the information to justify an immediate withdrawal," said Ros-Lehtinen, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "For all who have served and died defending what our nation holds dear, I hope we too, raise to the occasion and not let them down by precipitously withdrawing from the fight before the mission is completed."
What mission? Why is it that no Republican can define the mission in Iraq? They say it is to "win." But that doesn't mean anything, either. Why are our troops dying, Ileana?