We covered General Petraeus' now-infamous "I don't know" statement from yesterday's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee and now Vote
September 12, 2007

hardball_votevetsad_know.jpg We covered General Petraeus' now-infamous "I don't know" statement from yesterday's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee and now Vote Vets has a new ad out, highlighting those words. Vote Vets' Chairman Jon Soltz appeared on today's Hardball along with Dante Zappala, who lost his brother in Iraq and is a member of Gold Star Families Speak Out, to talk about the new ad and the absolute disgrace that was the General's testimony and the never ending nightmare in Iraq.

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Zappala spoke passionately about General Petraeus and the Bush administration and had this to say about the loss of his brother:

"As you may know my brother was sent to Iraq to work with the Iraq Survey Group, so he was actually looking for weapons of mass destruction when he was killed, and it was long after we knew that they did not exist. And so I think about what did he died for. If he died for anything it was so this never happens again -- that they don't trump evidence and reason for ideology and some negligent policy."

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