General Petraeus Failed to Convince Americans

September 18, 2007 at 12:31 pm | Posted in America, American politics, Bush Administration, corruption, Iraq, Military, secret combinations, violence, War, War on Terror | 2 Comments

A new poll is out and it shows an INCREASE of Americans wanting out of Iraq. This poll comes AFTER General Petraeus’ testimony last week to Congress. It seems the good general failed to convince Americans that indeed things are improving in Iraq.

A word of advice, General. If you are going to try to convince someone, it is best to stick to the truth, and not obfuscate. It is also wise, if you offer statistics, to reveal just how you got to those statistics. Let the truth be your master, and follow it to whatever end, not to the end you desire. It will never go there.

In any case, unfortunately nothing has changed. We’re on to the next Friedman Unit, and the next real conversation will be six months from now. At that time, we will hear from many quarters that we need to continue for another six months, because those next six months will be ‘crucial’ to the war effort. After that, a year from now, we will meet again, and discuss again the need to continue for at least six more months, because those next six months will be ‘crucial’ to the war effort. After that, a year and a half from now, we will meet again, and discuss again the need to continue for at least six more months, because those next six months will be ‘crucial’ to the war effort. After that, two years from now, we will meet again, and discuss again the need to continue for at least six more months, because those next six months will be ‘crucial’ to the war effort. After that, two and a half years from now, we will meet again, and discuss again the need to continue for at least six more months, because those next six months will be ‘crucial’ to the war effort.

And so it goes.

You get the picture yet, America?

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  1. You sound like an ignorant anti-American that is so typical of the far left. What would you be saying if a Dem was in office now. I am sure whatever it was, it was surely the Republicans fault. Maybe if Clinton had the balls to take out Usama when he had the many chances, we would not be in the situation we are now.
    Now, you want the U.S. to pull out so failure in Iraq will be certain. Why? To gain what you think is political strength and make the Republican party look incapable. The problem is that the far left just needs to grow up and stop acting like spoiled little brats who throw fits if they can not have their way.

  2. Craig,

    If a Democrat was in office right now and he was pulling the same policies that Bush was I would be just as critical.

    The problem is that the far left just needs to grow up and stop acting like spoiled little brats who throw fits if they can not have their way.

    I’m sorry, but who’s the one acting like a spoiled little brat?


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