"The battle is always going well until it is lost, and then they blame defeat on the politicians and the public." Robert ScheerFinally the Petraeus "assessment" is finished. The long awaited lies from the General are out in the open, yet we're still left with an empty feeling...an empty report. A report that was supposed to define our 'progress' from the surge, but ended up being nothing more than a disgusting pack of lies based on cherry picked pseudo facts.Where was the truth?
The Iraq war started out as the most televised, best covered war in American history. Four years later it's the United States best kept secret. Shameful. America deserves the truth! Without knowledge of what is truly happening on the ground, we the people, are losing control of our future...of our democracy.
Winston Churchill once stated, " I never believe any statistics I didn't falsify myself". The quote fits the General well. Does he actually believe the crap he's laid down at the feet of the American citizenry? Probably not. But he sold it anyway. This man knows the real Iraq, but has kept his mouth shut. Does he only 'salute and obey'? We just witnessed OUR General sell US a LEMON! So perhaps instead of calling him, 'General BetrayUS' , we should just call him what he is..a dirty salesman for the Bush Cabal - or - we could call him what his superior,Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), called him in March
"an ass-kissing little chickens**t" and added, "I hate people like that"Our General appears to be blindly obeying his orders from the Bush administration and their cronies. This pisses me off. He is the military professional. He's been educated and trained in warfare, unlike his civilian counterparts in the Pentagon,the Defense Department, and the executive who dabble in academic thoughts on war.
The military offers the means for war. Politicians offer the justification. If the rationale doesn't 'fly', it should be squashed and deemed inappropriate. This is where Petraeus has failed. He didn't question. He didn't use his better judgement. Instead he defended the rationale. The surge is not working!
In military jargon, Petraeus and Crocker are "walking point" for the White House on Iraq, taking the brunt of the questions from Congress and the media. Much of what President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and others have said about Iraq has turned out to be false Warren P. Strobel 9/11/07Petraeus has completely allowed his professionalism to be subjugated to partisan political endeavours. He has become the tool of subversion. The patsy. He and his military corps know what is happening in Iraq. They live the reality, not the administration who enjoy the cozy comforts of the Western White House while our soliders and Iraqis suffer.
When an ordinary person lies, cheats, steals, etc. they are held accountable. Why is this not occurring? Our general and his lying cronies have just sold US another LEMON and we all know it. They've sold US a pack of lies without any repercussions and worse...their 'urge' to surge will march on.
Same Players. Different Scandal.