Petraeus: Calls Iraq Dire And In Same Breath Defends Bush's Surge Plan

Call it escalation, call it surge, call it acceleration: it's wrong no matter what you call it. From AP on new military top dog in Iraq, General Petraeus:

The Army general who would carry out President Bush's new war plan urged a skeptical Congress and American public Tuesday to be patient, but acknowledged "the situation in Iraq is dire."