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Anti-war protestors demanding the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and highlighting civilian deaths disrupted a crucial Senate hearing Tuesday featuring the top US general and diplomat in Baghdad.
One man stood at the back of the wood paneled hearing room screaming "Bring them Home," "Bring them Home" before being hustled out by US Capitol police to a standing ovation from fellow protestors.
Earlier, a woman stood on her chair in the public seating area as Republican presidential pick Senator John McCain began his prepared statement to the committee.
"Senator McCain there is no military solution," she shouted, and held up a banner with an identical slogan.
Someone should ask General Petraeus today why he is working so hard to help Iran. This is not to suggest he is some sort of enemy of the state. I suppose he is following orders, but why doesn't he question his wildly counterproductive and conflicting orders?
All of these objectives seem to be diametrically opposed to what we want in Iraq. So why have we thrown all our military muscle behind them? This is not just a rhetorical question. I'm actually curious as to what the answer is. Why are we helping ISCI and Bard Corps split up Iraq and allowing Iran to gain even greater influence inside Iraq?