In the latest twist to the ongoing saga over the
PetraeusWhite House report, a senior military official tells the Washington Times today that there will actually be no report at all:
A senior military officer said there will be no written presentation to the president on security and stability in Iraq. “There is no report. It is an assessment provided by them by testimony,” the officer said.
The only hard copy will be Gen. Petraeus’ opening statement to Congress, scheduled for Monday, along with any charts he will use in explaining the results of the troop surge in Baghdad over the past several months.
To recap, first the public was incorrectly led to believe that Gen. David Petraeus would issue his own report about the situation on the ground in Iraq. Then the Los Angeles Times reported that the so-called “Petraeus report” would “actually
be written by the White House.”
I've said it many times, that this report is pure spin. Whatever Petreaus says will not reflect the reality of Iraq, only some talking points that sound positive.
Oh well, at least they'll be saving some paper.