Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Petraeus clueless

I'm working today, so I won't be posting much but I did finally briefly address the Petraeus report at Newshoggers this morning before I left. I actually don't have all that much more to say about it except that I think MoveOn is right. Petraeus has betrayed us.

I don't think it was so smart of them to blaze that as headline on a full page NYT ad, simply because it gives the wingnuts a straw man to knock down instead of having to confront the truth that Petraeus is effectively lying to us. Not that they would anyway, but let them create their own strawmen. MoveOn shouldn't be doing the work for them.

In any event, the notion that Saint Petraeus should be revered and unquestioned as some military savoir is ridiculous. He has proven by his actions that he is little more than a political hack willing to put his own troops into harm's way simply to cover for Bush's failure and to avoid having to admit the failure of his own strategy.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Mike Tuggle said...

Bush will announce a symbolic reduction in forces. The Dumbocrats will crow that they forced him to withdraw some troops, and many -- TOO many -- of the antiwar forces will be sufficiently pacified, taking the heat off Pelosi & Co.

That way, DC can get on with its real business, which is the bipartisan slopping of the bipartisan hogs with all those tasty earmarks.

What a system.

5:05:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

You said it Mike.

7:35:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

www.antiwar.com/justin

this asshole wants to be president. that's what this is all about

9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's clear Petraeus did betray us and worse yet, he betrayed the troops for his personal ambition.

8:49:00 AM  

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