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General Petraeus' report to Congress

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle2426356.ece
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Oh, MoveOn.org, you just have to laugh at them... they do the Deocratic party no good.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Decis...3581727&page=1


And our favorite anti-war activist got herself arrested at the General Petraeus
speech to Congress.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/...007-09-10.html

I guess this means she has come out of retirement.
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Unfortunately, instead of being taken as a report from the field, it was turned into a joke long before Gen. Petraeus even finished the report. First the Democrats were sure he would be towing Bush's line, and when that didn't turn out to be the case (yes, the surge is working, no we're not making progress in the political arena that needs to be made) they got egg on their face. Now they are all but coming out and saying that he's lying. No matter what he said, it would have been wrong since it was clear from the outset that he would not be saying that it was hopeless and bring all the troops home right now.

As for that moveon ad....what a bunch of childish idiots. They didn't even wait to hear his testimony before calling him a liar. Can anyone with a brain actually take this group seriously? The best thing that the GOP could do would be to not do anything. When asked, dismiss it as a non-issue based on presumption and a radical viewpoint. What they are doing now by condemning the ad is giving this group power and exposure.
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It's obnoxious that Cindy Sheehan announced retirement just to get publicity. I mean, she didn't even wait a month... at first I thought she was just finishing something, but no.
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Unfortunately, instead of being taken as a report from the field, it was turned into a joke long before Gen. Petraeus even finished the report. First the Democrats were sure he would be towing Bush's line, and when that didn't turn out to be the case (yes, the surge is working, no we're not making progress in the political arena that needs to be made) they got egg on their face. Now they are all but coming out and saying that he's lying. No matter what he said, it would have been wrong since it was clear from the outset that he would not be saying that it was hopeless and bring all the troops home right now.

As for that moveon ad....what a bunch of childish idiots. They didn't even wait to hear his testimony before calling him a liar. Can anyone with a brain actually take this group seriously? The best thing that the GOP could do would be to not do anything. When asked, dismiss it as a non-issue based on presumption and a radical viewpoint. What they are doing now by condemning the ad is giving this group power and exposure.
They are saying it was not working before they even heard the report,
i found it to be very, stright and to the point, as i would expect. It is really makes me feel sick when i hear Democrats, and there bull. They dont care how it looks, how many people die on both sides, just so they win the next election, Once again just more proof that no one in washingtion really cares about what is best for the country.

as for the moveon people, who cares, if i did tons of drugs i could live in a fansty world also.
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And then people wonder why conservatives say the Democrats WANT us to lose in Iraq. If we lose that will fit their political agenda. I believe that to the core. How sad is that. It is absolutely pathetic. At least give the General some respect.


Well, today is 9-11. I haven't seen John Edwards and his bumper sticker today, I am waiting with anticipation to see what he has to say today.
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Well, Obama is saying we lost, but skirts around it and doesn't say the word
"lost", no guts, no glory.
Also, he loves to hear himself talk so much he used up his time when he was SUPPOSED to be questioning the General, by giving a campaign speech.


http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2007...asks.html#more


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070912/..._pr/obama_iraq
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Well, Obama is saying we lost, but skirts around it and doesn't say the word
"lost", no guts, no glory.
Also, he loves to hear himself talk so much he used up his time when he was SUPPOSED to be questioning the General, by giving a campaign speech.
the we lost thing, kinda depends on your view. I think.
We knocked out there goverment, killed there leaders. That all i care about it. After that it was time to leave anyway.

But for some like obama saying, we lost or whatever makes them feel good which is just sad.
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I'm definetly not for cutting and running. But I am glad to see the move toward some troop withdrawal though. Maybe the Iraq's will get their crap together if they realize we won't be there to take care of them forever. I'm all for helping them but dang.... they gotta step up and take it if they really want to successfully run their country. I was very hopeful to hear about the people who walked a long way and waited a long time just so they could vote. Where is that spirit now?
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Interesting BBC report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6990855.stm
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If the surge had not "worked", the administration would have been in crisis because troop levels would have been reduced anyway.
The reason for this emerged vividly in an exchange at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday between Gen Petraeus and Senator Jim Webb of Virginia.
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Mr Webb, a Democrat who opposes the Iraq war, was once a marine. His son is currently one.
After pointing out that the improvement in Anbar province was not really connected to the surge but to tribal leaders, the senator complained bitterly that the tour of duty in Iraq had gone up to 15 months.
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Well, my little sister's husband just got killed the morning Friday the 14th of September by a roadside bomb. If our troops had been out of there earlier, he might have been alive now instead of my parents and sister- having to attend a funeral for him on Saturday the 22nd of September.
I sure hope they can withdraw troops ASAP so that other families won't have to go through what my family is going through now.
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I'm very sorry to hear about your brother-in-law's death. How horrid for the entire family and their friends. My sincere condolences.
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