Surprise, surprise. The White House will clamp a tight lid on Gen. David H. Patraeus when he reports on whether or not the surge worked in Iraq.
The Bush administration wants to limit what Patraeus to a “private briefing” on the Hill and then the White House will release the “official report” for public consumption.
Deja vu all over again?
An Early Clash Over Iraq Report – Senior congressional aides said yesterday that the White House has proposed limiting the much-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill next month of Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker to a private congressional briefing, suggesting instead that the Bush administration’s progress… [Washington Post Political News]