Proof Negative

To the Editor:

Re “Bush Clutches at Middle East Legacy, But Too Late” [Oct. 29]:

As usual in Bush’s strategy, it’s cherry-picking time. General Petraeus cherry-picked all of his statistics to favor Bush’s so-called strategic surge.

Bush’s statement that the G.I.’s will remain in Iraq after his term is up proves beyond a reasonable doubt that his mission is unaccomplished.

The emperor is stark naked.

Louis Buffalano
Manhattan Proof Negative