Dana Perino, yesterday:
Obviously, there is going to be **a report from Ambassador Crocker and General David Petraeus in September.** We'll have to take a look at those.
Tony Snow, August 1:
MR. SNOW: Now, let us keep in mind that the full burden of this report does not fall on his shoulders. A lot of the key judgments, especially about politics, will fall on Ambassador Crocker. So this is — although I know a lot of people talk about "the Petraeus report," in fact, you have a report that is **a joint report by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. **And so we trust him.
Dick Cheney, July 30:
THE VICE PRESIDENT: I don't want to make those judgments. I think those really turn more on the kind of advice we get from the military. **We're all waiting to see what General Petraeus produces by way of his report back, in September.** But in terms of achieving our objectives, I think it's very important that the United States not withdraw from Iraq, not adopt a posture of some of our friends on the other side of the aisle who are calling, in effect, for accepting retreat as the outcome.
Tony Snow, July 24:
MR. SNOW: **The fact is that Ambassador Crocker and General Petraeus will be putting together a plan — not really a plan, but a report — that will assess the success to date of the surge, militarily, economically, diplomatically, politically, and so on. **And that's really what you've got to look for.
Tony Snow, July 23:
** Ambassador Crocker and General Petraeus will be issuing a report**, again pursuant to that legislation, that’s due September 15th. I think the first thing to do is to figure out, when you have a brand new operation underway, how’s it doing. I think the American people want to know that, as we
Tony Snow, July 20:
MR. SNOW: You know what, I'm not going to try to prejudge. **It is the business of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker to provide a full report to Congress. It is — those are their — it is their call to make** in terms of trying to measure against the metrics that are outlined in the benchmarks, as well as providing other supporting data. I do not — I don't think it's their business to prejudge; what they're supposed to do is to provide a full and factual report.
Tony Snow, July 18:
It's important for members of Congress to get a fuller sense of how the surge is working, or also where they think it's not working. **They're going to get a report — they want a report on September 15th from Ambassador Crocker and General Petraeus; they'll get that. **And at that point, people will be able to make further assessments.
Stephen Hadley, July 13:
There is a process for doing an orderly consideration in September about where we are in Iraq. It starts with **a report from General Petraeus and Ryan Crocker**, but it's, as the President said, it will be a process that will be an inclusive one, and will include Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
Tony Snow, July 13:
What happens is, is that **the report you're going to get is going to be a joint production between the two**, so it will reflect their combined judgment.
President Bush, July 12:
And you asked, how long does one wait? I will repeat, as the Commander-in-Chief of a great military who has supported this military and will continue to support this military, not only with my — with insisting that we get resources to them, but with — by respecting the command structure, **I'm going to wait for David to come back — David Petraeus to come back and give us the report on what he sees.** And then we'll use that data, that — his report to work with the rest of the military chain of command, and members of Congress, to make another decision, if need be.