Senator Russ Feingold sticks to his view of the Iraq war. During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing , Wisconsin Democrat Feingold returned to his consistent view of the war in Iraq: that it pulls resources away from what should be a broader war against Osama bin Laden's global terror network. And Feingold, after pointing out that American troop deaths increased every month this year over the same month in 2006, had a pointed question for General David Petraeus: when Americans might see a decrease in casualties in Iraq? Petraeus answered that American forces are on the offensive and tough fighting is to be expected.
During his opening remarks, Feingold noted that he supported the invasion of Afghanistan in pursuit of the 9-11 terrorists, but not the war in Iraq, which he called a terrible diversion from Afghanistan and what should have been a global fight against a global enemy.