General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker were interviewed by Brit Hume exclusively on FNC earlier tonight. Transcript highlight follows…
HUME: Do the rules of engagement that you’re operating under allow you to do what you think needs to be done to suppress this activity on the part of Iran? Or perhaps do you need assistance from military not under your command to do this?
PETRAEUS: Well, they allow us to do what we need to do with inside Iraq.
PETRAEUS: Beyond that…
HUME: Is that enough, in your view?
PETRAEUS: Well, that’s what I’m responsible for. And, again, when I have concerns about something beyond that, I take them, of course, to my boss, Admiral Fallon, who is the regional commander. And, in fact, we have shared our concerns with him and with the chain of command. And there’s a pretty hard look ongoing at that particular situation.