According to Durbin
General David Petraeus is expected to testify before Congress on the rosy progress of the troop "surge" in Iraq on Tuesday despite the overwhelming evidence that the "surge" has been a failure and the civil war in Iraq is out of control.
Durbin also maintains he has email correspondence with civilian employees gathering data for Petraeus' report that
…when they sent a discouraging report about things that were happening in Baghdad, they were reminded by their superiors that's unacceptable; we need a positive report. They were sent back for editing changes. Now that's a fact," Durbin said.
So, in effect, Dick Durbin is accusing Gen. Petraeus of being dishonest; a deliberate deceiver.
Pretty strong stuff, Dick. You better have your facts straight.