House Armed Services Committee member and GOP presidential candidate Duncan Hunter, widely respected, but rarely named as primary voters’ first choice, may never get a bigger audience than he gets today during the first House hearing with Gen. David Petraeus.
His final question to Petraeus was regarding Iran’s shipments of weapons across the border: Has the flow increased or decreased as the surge progressed?
Petraeus (not an exact quote): We believe that it has increased, based on the number of IED attacks and to a lesser degree on rocket attacks. Hard to tell because there is a delayed effect between when they are shipped across the border and when used. There was a drop-off for a couple of weeks, but we do not see a sign of that abating. The [Iranian] Quds Force have been pulled out of the country, as well as Lebanese Hezbollah trainers who were used in assistance [by Iran].