OPTICS….Is the White House really trying to keep Petraeus and Crocker under wraps when they come to town in September to deliver their long-awaited report about the progress of the surge? Laura Rozen has talked to a couple of Petraeus’s advisors and, like me, thinks it’s a head fake, basically just a way to control the optics.

Hey, everyone’s agreeing with me this morning! Must be something in the coffee…..

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