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Senate panel to grill Bush's new Iraq war general (Petraeus)

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posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 09:07 AM
I am currently watching Lt Gen Petraeus speak on Fox News and he sounded very intelligent and honest. He said that he would do his best to win however if he feels down the road that it is impossible he said it is also his duty to tell us the bad news too.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq evoked increasing Republican opposition as a Democratic-led Senate panel prepared tough questioning for the man who would carry out the plan as the new war commander.

Lt. Gen. David Petraeus testified Tuesday in a bid for his fourth star and command of the Iraq war. Petraeus would replace Gen. George Casey, who has been tapped to become the next Army chief of staff.

Petraeus, a former division commander and once the head of the Iraqi training mission, is considered a shoo-in for the position. Devoted early in the war to trying to win the hearts and minds of Iraqis, Petraeus later wrote the Pentagon manual on how to tackle insurgencies. He also previously supported expanding U.S. forces in the region.

But Petraeus will have a tough

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It has long been time since the US had some new people in command and control positions for the War in Iraq, I hope it helps. Petraeus was realistic and said regardless who is elected it will be tough times ahead and there are no guarantees.

What do you think of Petraeus, where will he lead our troops in Iraq? Can this war be saved, and if it can be saved can it be won?

At this point I'm not sure myself however if the armed services want more time I think they deserve it.

[edit on 23-1-2007 by Low Orbit]

[edit on 23-1-2007 by Low Orbit]

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