Video: Petraeus: 'I never said Israel endangering US troops'During a March 24, 2010 press conference at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Gen. David Petraeus responds to a question from the American Spectator's Philip Klein over the recent debate over his position on how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects the broader U.S. objectives in the region.
Guess what: Petraeus never said that Israel is endangering US troops.
If you note, he refers to the Perry piece (that's the blog) right at the beginning, and says that Perry got all three items wrong. And he mentions the Max Boot piece and says that Boot got it right. And he backs US Special Middle East envoy George Mitchell (Perry claimed Petraeus wanted Mitchell replaced).
Let's go to the videotape.
So we can cross David Petraeus off the list of people out to get Israel.
UPDATE 1:50 PM
Related post from Philip Klein (who asked the question in the video) here (Hat Tip: Lenny B).