Friday, March 20, 2009

Petraeus, Odierno, and Gates frustrated Senate Repubican are delaying confirmation of Iraqi Ambassador

The U.S. military chief spokesman Geoff Morrell told The Cable Thursday:
Generals Odierno and Petraeus have come out very publicly and very forcefully in support of Amb. Hill’s nomination. I know they support it. They know him from previous assignments, they like him, they believe he is well suited to the job and are anxiously awaiting his confirmation because they do need help, frankly. … With regards to [Senate] members who have issue with him, I would say this,” Morrell added. “We appreciate their steadfast support of the Iraq mission. But you can’t be bullish in support of that mission and not send an ambassador in a timely fashion.