While Congress lavished attention last week on the testimony of Gen. David Petraeus, most Iraqis werenâ€™t listening, according to the Washington Post.
“The Americans have hundreds of meetings and testimonies like this, and what has it done for the Iraqi people? Nothing,” said a carpenter in Baghdad. “So why do we care? We just want all the foreigners to leave and stop causing disasters for our country.”Sami al-Askari, an adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, said Iraqi politicians werenâ€™t following the hearings. “To be honest, no one expects anything different in the report or believes that it will have that big an impact on Iraq.”Not exactly a vote of confidence from the people weâ€™re supposed to be helping.