President Obama's nominee to replace Gen. David Petraeus as the top commander in Afghanistan, Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen, testified on Capitol Hill today.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): The option that the country has chosen through President Obama is to withdraw 10,000 this year, all surge forces gone by September. Is it fair to say, General Allen, that was not one of the options presented to the president by General Petraeus?Lt. Gen. John Allen: It is a more aggressive option than that which was presented.Graham: My question is, was that a option?Lt. Gen. Allen: It was not.