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Dems Already Dismissing Petreaus Report
American Thinker ^ | September 5, 2007 | Rick Moran

Posted on 09/06/2007 8:46:37 AM PDT by Kaslin

As a political party, the Democrats sure make lousy psychics.

You may recall Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's famous utterance that the surge was a "failure" even before half the additional troops earmarked for Iraq had arrived. Now the Democrats have turned their powers of prognositication on the report to be delivered by General Petraus next week before Congress and are already dismissing it as unreliable despite the fact they haven't heard or seen it:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 110th; antiamericanism; democraticcongress; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; fakebutaccurate; iraq; petraus; petreausreport; reid; wot; zogbyism

1 posted on 09/06/2007 8:46:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Even if we get a good report that we can leave victorious before 2012, they would still dismiss it.


2 posted on 09/06/2007 8:47:40 AM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: Kaslin

Dems will get an early copy, analyze it and get back to Al-Qaeda with their recommendations on how they can win this struggle with the Great Satan.


3 posted on 09/06/2007 8:49:01 AM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Kaslin

“Now the Democrats have turned their powers of prognositication on the report to be delivered by General Petraus next week before Congress and are already dismissing it as unreliable despite the fact they haven’t heard or seen it.”

I guess they’re intent on proving Ann Coulter’s axiom that liberals don’t read.


4 posted on 09/06/2007 8:49:18 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: Kaslin
Dems Already Dismissing Petreaus Report

They didn't even SHOW UP for the last meeting.

6 posted on 09/06/2007 8:51:11 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Kaslin

The Surge is Working and the Rats are Trapped
Victory is their worst Nightmare and Victory is Near

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


7 posted on 09/06/2007 8:51:26 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground fighting FR BDS)
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To: Kaslin
Of course the Dims are going to dismiss the report. They have already surrendered, and any other view would make them liars. Can't have that, can we?

The Dimwits have put their chances of winning the WH in the prospect of losing in Iraq. Anything that contradicts that is a death knell. They know it, and we sure as hell know it.

8 posted on 09/06/2007 8:54:21 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Every woman, who can, should learn to shoot, and carry a gun.)
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To: Kaslin

“The Bush report?” Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin . . . “

This man is a simpering IDIOT.


9 posted on 09/06/2007 8:57:17 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Kaslin
From NBC's Mike Viqueira

House Democrats are already dismissing the Petraeus findings -- which are not due for another five days -- while leaving the door open to a compromise with Republicans that would drop a deadline for troop withdrawal.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pointedly referring to the Petraeus testimony as "the Bush report presented by General Petraeus," as opposed to an independent assessment by the top military man in Iraq that has been billed for months now. "Progress is not being made," Pelosi insisted in a Capitol presser this afternoon, no matter how some people might want to "cherry pick" stories of success. "The plural of anecdotes is not data," she added.

But top Senate Dems Harry Reid and Carl Levin have hinted recently that they may be open to putting forward legislation with no end date for withdrawal, thereby putting Pelosi and House Democrats on the spot with core Democrats -- both in Washington and at home -- who would be angry at such a legislative outcome.

Today, Pelosi would only say: "Whether people will go for (something) without a date certain for withdrawal remains to be seen."

10 posted on 09/06/2007 9:01:31 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Puppage
They didn't even SHOW UP for the last meeting.

You are absolutly correct!

Liberals see what they believe, Conseratives believe what they see.


11 posted on 09/06/2007 9:02:00 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kaslin

Here we go again -— keep your eyes and ears open America and witness the mindless liberals WRITE HISTORY THEIR WAY even before it happens.

Is this what you want in the White House? You aleady have its majority in Congress....and look at what they have done to us already....


12 posted on 09/06/2007 9:07:20 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Kaslin

The Democraticans never intended to give the Petreaus report much weight.

And especially since Dubya went over there and dictated what General Petreaus could put in the report.

The Democraticans really have no idea how complex it is to dictate an entire report made up of totally spurious data with no relation to reality.

But that small inconvenience has never kept them from trying.


13 posted on 09/06/2007 9:18:34 AM PDT by alloysteel (Never attribute to ignorance that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Kaslin

They have not even heard it and they are already pre-emptively dismissing it. Well isn’t that special. Pathetic dog squeeze, one and all.


14 posted on 09/06/2007 9:20:50 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: Kaslin

They are going to say his reporting to the WH first means the WH wrote it. Would we expect Eisenhauer to not report to FDR before he went to congress?? Of course not but that is what PravdABDNC will tell us.

Pray for W and Our Troops


15 posted on 09/06/2007 9:21:10 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground fighting FR BDS)
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To: Kaslin
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16 posted on 09/06/2007 9:25:43 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom, Bible Thumper and Proud to be an American! RUN, FRED, RUN!!!)
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To: bray

Beside the fact that the LAW that CONGRESS passed says the PRESIDENT will report, not the commanding General.


17 posted on 09/06/2007 9:25:49 AM PDT by PogySailor (Murtha'd: To be attacked by a corrupt politician for doing your job.)
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To: Kaslin; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; null and void
House Speakeress Nancy Pelosit said today that... we need to stop our military from killing innocent Iraqis and withdraw them back home where they can kill innocent unborn babies...
18 posted on 09/06/2007 9:26:33 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Kaslin

the bottom line with liberals is that they detest their own country. When their own country is successful at something they detest it even more. The more success we have in Iraq the more whining they will do about it.


19 posted on 09/06/2007 9:27:54 AM PDT by navyguy (Some days you are the pidgeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: Kaslin

Is anyone surprised? The Democrats bet the farm on America losing in Iraq specifically, and the war on terror overall.

They fear any good news, any positive news...in any catagory as long as Bush is President.


20 posted on 09/06/2007 9:30:17 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: navyguy

If Fox would show the Petraeus Report being presented LIVE, I’d watch their coverage and so would alot of other people. They need to put this on PRIME TIME and let the American People decide for themselves who is telling the truth and who is playing politics and power grabbing!


21 posted on 09/06/2007 9:31:08 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: PogySailor

The Politics of Personal Destruction is all that they know. A Victory for America and Iraq will be the Destruction of the DNC.

Pray for W and Our Troops


22 posted on 09/06/2007 9:36:28 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground fighting FR BDS)
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To: wastedyears
"Even if we get a good report that we can leave victorious before 2012, they would still dismiss it."

This was being set up last night, at least on NBC by Brian Willaims. He was touting a pre-report report by some independent that was "slamming" the Bush administration by saying that, due to the state of Iraq security (which is bad) US troops can't start to withdraw for 12 to 18 months...

...which also happens to be EXACTLY the earliest the Bush administration anticipated.

23 posted on 09/06/2007 9:36:54 AM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: Kaslin
The Democrats have done a masterful job of postioning themselves to take credit for the Bush/Petraeus successful "Surge."

"You see," they are going to say, "until we made Bush put in the right number of troops, we were losing. Now we are winning and can leave with honor." They knew the surge was working weeks ago, and have been quietly dropping the "anti-war" crapola they were betting on.

If the RNC had half-a-brain,they would PAY to publicize the Petraeus report, and start boosting the general as a viable candidate, instead of this maladroit collection of tit-men dressing up in grown-up clothing and pretending to be candidates.

Of cource, I except MY candidate, Duncan Hunter, but to be horribly frank about it, he hasn't shown all that well, numbers-wise.

24 posted on 09/06/2007 9:43:14 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( Teddy K's 'Immigration Reform Act' of 1965. ˇGrácias, Borracho!)
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To: Kaslin

No surprise here. They wouldn’t accept such a report from Jesus Christ. But one day they will. Every knee shall bow...


25 posted on 09/06/2007 9:44:11 AM PDT by Frwy (Proud member of the vast right wing conspiracy.)
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To: princess leah

I agree. Unfortunately the Democratic Party is the Party of the Stupid. Most Democrats won’t watch it either because they don’t care, don’t want to hear good news or they harbor an infantile and seething hatred of Fox News. In all cases they will remain uninformed.


26 posted on 09/06/2007 9:47:23 AM PDT by navyguy (Some days you are the pidgeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: Kaslin

What’s new? Thus the nickname the “dims”. They can’t see past blind ambition!


27 posted on 09/06/2007 9:51:18 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Kaslin

What’s new? Thus the nickname the “dims”. They can’t see past blind ambition!


28 posted on 09/06/2007 9:51:56 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Kaslin

Prior to the Clinton misAdministration the Dem/Libs/Socialists were much more subtle with their creative dissent tactics. They are blatant with their Socialist agenda since.


29 posted on 09/06/2007 9:52:07 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: navyguy

This is called “willful ignorance”. If all else fails, clap hands over ears, dance from one foot to the other, all the while ululating “LA-LA-LA-LA!”

Not gonna infect them with no facts, NO-SIREE-BOB!


30 posted on 09/06/2007 9:54:42 AM PDT by alloysteel (Never attribute to ignorance that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Kaslin
The DemoRats keep trying to move the goal posts using their
anti American Biased politics. What I don't understand is how they
keep getting re-elected time after time. Dems blatantly lie to the
faces of their constituents and raise their taxes, yet they keep
being re-elected.

Sheeple is an understatement, I'm dumbfounded to find the correct term.

31 posted on 09/06/2007 9:58:16 AM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Bender2

Hmmm, that gives me an idea...maybe if we convince Pelosi and the rest of the ‘Rats that we’re in Iraq to administer veryveryvery late term abortions, she’d be all for our presence there?


32 posted on 09/06/2007 10:32:02 AM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Viking Kitties!)
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To: Kaslin
Democrats Try Character Assassination On Petraeus

If anyone wants a lesson in how to lose a reputation for diligence, honor, and honesty, all they need to do is get confirmed by Congress for a vital role in American security. Eight months after the Senate confirmed David Petraeus as commander of American forces in Iraq, the same Senators who voted for his confirmation have now begun a character-assassination campaign to discredit him.

At Heading Right, I look at the sudden use of the phrase “the Bush report” in describing Petraeus’ testimony, and how it seeks to undermine the integrity of this career officer for the political expediency of the anti-war Democrats. Of particular note is the fact that the same Senators who didn’t cast a single vote against this highly-regarded commander taking over the effort in Iraq suddenly feel that Petraeus would conspire with George Bush to deliver a dishonest report to Congress. Which is more likely — that a career commander would deliberately lie about events in Iraq that already have garnered plenty of independent evidence for success, or that Dick Durbin and Harry Reid would smear the military for their own political gain?

Yes, that’s a rhetorical question.

Posted by Ed Morrissey on September 6, 2007, http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/012629.php

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33 posted on 09/06/2007 1:08:34 PM PDT by OESY
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To: Kaslin

Well, if that’s the case, General Petraus should just skip the Congress and deliver the report from the Pentagon or the WH briefing room.


34 posted on 09/06/2007 2:35:35 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kaslin

Not surprising...the Dems are so desparate for surrender that they’ll say we’ve lost even before we’ve finished.


35 posted on 09/07/2007 10:44:32 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (It's campaign season. Let's rumble!)
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