The Petraeus Report
September 14, 2007 President Bush calls his plan to gradually reduce U.S. troop levels in Iraq "a return on success." He calls for an "enduring relationship" with Iraq that will stretch beyond his presidency.
September 13, 2007 Read the prepared text of President Bush's speech on Iraq Thursday evening, provided by the White House.
September 13, 2007 Gen. David Petraeus says U.S. troop levels in Iraq should be further reduced after mid-2008, when they are expected to return to pre-"surge" levels of about 130,000. But he tells NPR that U.S. commanders are still assessing how deep the cuts should be.
September 12, 2007 Lawmakers are considering how recent progress reports from Iraq will affect war policy. Has testimony from Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker changed opinions in Congress? In this edition of the Political Junkie, guests and callers discuss the prospects of new political strategies for the war.
September 12, 2007 President Bush will speak on nationwide television Thursday night to discuss his Iraq strategy. He is expected to endorse a recommendation by Gen. David Petraeus for the withdrawal of some 30,000 troops by the end of next summer.
September 12, 2007 Four Democratic senators and one Republican running for president grill Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker in Senate hearings on Monday.
September 11, 2007 This week's Petraeus-Crocker show on Capitol Hill was every bit the public-relations triumph the White House was counting on all summer. Talk of a drawdown is being embraced as some sort of victory, but it's quite apparent that the U.S. simply has no other choice.