Skip to comments.The attack on General Petraeus
Posted on 09/30/2007 3:48:13 PM PDT by mdittmar
I have in this column and other places been more than a little critical of what I regard as our misadventure in Iraq. However, I find MoveOn.orgs mischaracterization of General Petraeus recent statement as a betrayal of the American people to be at best scandalous, at worst simply left-wing propaganda. Bluntly, military officers in our nation are subject to the instruction and command of legitimate civil authority.
However, the Generals report was frank and, I believe, sincere and it was his opinion, after all. I hope he was correct in many of his assessments. Especially that Iraqi leaders are stepping forward, leading their country and their security forces courageously in the face of an enemy that has shown a willingness to do anything to disrupt the establishment of the new Iraq.
I want the best for the people of Iraq. I also want our service personnel home as soon as possible. Could any American, any sane person, want anything less?
You expect this kind of Anti-American BS from Moveon.Org, but Hillary said the same thing and it is shocking that a leading candidate for President would do that.
The word “traitor” means one who betrays a trust.
So the libs were calling Petraeus a traitor, and the leaders of the Democratic Party were refusing to condemn it.
Long ago Anti-Freedom HILLARY supported Communist North Vietnam Dictator HO CHI MINH’s takeover of a then Free South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Horridly bringing down upon the once Free South Vietnamese People:
Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp
..”JOURNEY from the FALL”.. MoviePremieres = Fall of Saigon CLARITY..
What price is left for the still Free (US) to pay now,
...with a still Anti-Freedom HILLARY pushing hard to re-take our precious Oval Office...
...in a new time of war
...in a new century
...with our own Freedom
...directly at stake
...right here at home..?
I will put this as politely as I can,never mind, I will be Lincolnesque.
You are a member of FR,you have your rights.
Petraeus probably did not give a hoot.
I believe you will find that the General came to the table with “facts” from which he was able to project certain opinions. The didn’t pull wild stuff out of the air. It was a good, honest, accurate presentation.
P.S. I wish General Pace was staying in the service - he’s another good one.
Funny how they are all tuning out this report.
Iraq: We Want American Security Partnership
raq wants the U.N. Security Council to extend the mandate of the 160,000-stong U.S.-led multinational force in Iraq only through the end of 2008, then replace it with a long-term bilateral security agreement, Foreign Ministry officials said Saturday.
Aides to Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said the mandate extension for the U.S.-led coalition, due to be discussed at the end of this year, would be “the last extension for these forces.”
Iraq would then seek a long-term, bilateral security agreement with the United States like the ones Washington has with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Egypt, he said.
“Iraq needs a new resolution to determine the shape of the relationship between the two countries and how to cooperate with the U.S. forces,” said Labid Abawi, a deputy foreign minister.
Zebari first disclosed the plan in an interview with the London-based Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat that was published Saturday.
A resolution adopted unanimously by the U.N. Security Council on June 8, 2004, said the U.S.-led multinational force would remain in Iraq at the request of the interim government that was about to assume control of the country from the United States and Britain.
The resolution, drafted by the United States, authorizes a review of the mandate at the request of the Iraqi government every six months. The mandate last was extended for one year on Dec. 31 and expires at end of this year.
“We will ask the council to extend the mandate for another year...then our negotiations with the Security Council will be kicked off,” Zebari was quoted as saying.
“We will ask the council to include an article that allows Iraq to enter into negotiations with the United States to reach long term security agreements to meet Iraq’s security needs bilaterally,” Zebari added.
“The negotiations and talks over the security agreements will take a long time as they will cover the issues of sovereignty and immunity, the mission of these forces, Iraq’s security needs and the role of the U.S. forces in training (Iraqi forces),” he said.
Zebari said the bilateral agreement would “not set a timetable (for withdrawal of U.S. forces) ... but could include an article calls for decreasing their numbers.”
Abawi told the AP this would depend “on the situation on the ground and the readiness of the government and the army to deal with this situation.”
Last June, Iraqi legislators led by followers of a radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr passed a resolution requiring the government to seek parliamentary approval before asking the United Nations to extend the U.S. mandate.
The measure was approved along party lines with Sunnis joining the bloc loyal to al-Sadr and another disaffected Shiite party to support it and Shiite and Kurdish backers of al-Maliki’s government in opposition.
The parliamentary move could snarl the mandate renewal, as Iraqis and their legislative representatives grow increasingly disenchanted with the U.S.-backed government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
Whaaa! You are kicking our butts because we are a bunch of Leftist trash idiots. Quit picking on us! Moveon all ready! Whaa!
Thank you for presenting the Movoen.org position. Don't be such complete idiots thugs mouthpieces of Al Qeda one time and we will, maybe, leave you morons alone.
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