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Just four days ago, Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said that “no one” in the U.S. and Iraqi governments “feels that there has been sufficient progress by any means in the area of national reconciliation,” or in the provision of basic public services.
As it turns out, “no one” doesn’t include John McCain, who feels there’s been plenty of progress…
“Anybody who believes the surge has not succeeded, militarily, politically and in most other ways, frankly, does not know the facts on the ground.”
… nor does it include Dick Cheney, who apparently sees political progress Petraeus doesn’t.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday declared the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq a “successful endeavor,” pointing to security and political progress on a visit ahead of the fifth anniversary of the war.
Originally posted by xstevenx
It's all part of the plan. McCain is setting himself up to look like an idiot because he is the fall guy. There is no way people will vote for that fool. Look at how many stories came out this week about how stupid he is, like three? The sheep are being herded to vote for the seemingly well-meaning socialists that will further destroy our nation of America.
Originally posted by biggie smalls
reply to post by BlueRaja
What are you talking about? For the most part the commanders are used as tools. That's what politicians do to all who are around them. They manipulate.