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Weighing the 'Surge'... (Dora market is a Potemkin village)

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posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 12:50 AM
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Weighing the 'Surge'... (Dora market is a Potemkin village)


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BAGHDAD -- Nearly every week, American generals and politicians visit Combat Outpost Gator, nestled behind a towering blast wall in the Dora market. They arrive in convoys of armored Humvees, sometimes accompanied by helicopter gunships, to see what U.S. commanders display as proof of the effectiveness of a seven-month-long security offensive, fueled by 30,000 U.S. reinforcements. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. military leader in Iraq, frequently cites the market as a sign of progress.

"This is General Petraeus's baby," said Staff Sgt. Josh Campbell, 24, of Winfield, Kan., as he set out on a patrol near the market on a hot evening in mid-August.
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posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 12:50 AM
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If you don't want to sign in to WP (free), please read the Consortium article, How VIPs Get 'Brainwashed' on Iraq.

This is a truth that needed to be said for a long time now: results of the "surge" and all the "progress" Gen. Petraeus gets credit for is nothing but a manipulation of reality.

Get it, it's a Potemkin village the president wants you to see, when he presents to you his die-hard believes on how progress is coming to Iraq.

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