At this week's WGME debate, Sen. Collins called General Petraeus' surge strategy the "right strategy" for Iraq.
Not sure I've heard that language before. And, of course, Collins nominally opposed the troop surge last year.
If you're not sufficiently confused yet, it's worth revisiting this video from a committee hearing on September 11, 2007 in which Collins questioned Petraeus:
It's not clear how much political progress Collins thinks Iraq has made over the last thirteen months. But the clear implication of her question is that she believed the absence of "significant political progress" by September 2008 would militate in favor of withdrawal.
And yet here we are in October and she still supports an indefinite occupation.
Who woulda thunk it?