Iraq surge failing, say Democrats

Tuesday 11 September 2007 21.52
General David Petraeus - Second day of testimony
General David Petraeus - Second day of testimony

Democratic senators in the US have told America's top commander of US troops in Iraq that his military strategy there is failing.

Military commander General David Petraeus faced a second day of testimony before a Congressional panel in Washington.

He told the Congress that the increase of troops in Iraq was working.

However one of the senators, Joseph Biden disagreed and said that the increase was not working.

US President George W Bush is said to support the withdrawal of up to 30,000 troops by next summer, as laid out by General Petraeus.

Yesterday, General Petraeus said the US was meeting its military objectives in Iraq.