Sen. Russ Feingold has taken on Gen. Petraeus on one of the lines of criticism of our continued presence in Iraq, the idea that by prioritizing Iraq we have neglected fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Feingold attacked what he saw as a “myopic” focus on Iraq while neglecting the broader War on Terror. Petraeus reiterated that intercepted communication from Central Al Qaeda demonstrated that they viewed Iraq as the central front, but stressed that his focus was on narrowly on Iraq because his mission was limited to carrying out the military strategy there.
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