You can’t commute to this fight

General Petraeus during a teleconference with AP reporters yesterday:

Our new approach is also based on a firm conviction that in order to provide security, we must do more than just clear neighborhoods of terrorists and extremists. We must then help our Iraqi counterparts hold these neighborhoods and help build them back up to a sustained, visible presence of Iraqi and coalition forces. And if you’re going to ensure security for a neighborhood, you have to live in it. You can’t commute to this fight.

Quote via Dave at Dean’s.