Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, are set to deliver their much-anticipated assessment of progress in Iraq since the beginning of the U.S. troop "surge" there, which President Bush ordered last winter.
The two men will deliver their report to Congress in testimony beginning Monday. And while much has already been reported about what they are expected to say, no one knows for sure.
What is known is their prior comments on the situation in Iraq and the goal of U.S. military policy there. Here, a sampling of those remarks, culled from recent statements and past interviews with Petraeus and Crocker since they assumed their positions earlier this year: