Skip to comments.REPORT: General Petraeus To Quit As US Commander In Afghanistan
Posted on 02/15/2011 3:04:29 PM PST by VRWCTexan
General David Petraeus, the most celebrated American soldier of his generation, is to leave his post as commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. The Times can reveal that the Pentagon aims to replace General Petraeus, who was appointed less than eight months ago, by the end of the year
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Is he being fired or leaving on his own will?
Running for office, I presume?
This could be very bad news...
I wonder where he stands on balanced budgets? Federalist Papers? Apple pie?
Well, that was quick.
I guess this means we got Osama? /sarc
I doubt he’s running for office. K@t!e C0ur!c interviewed Petraeus’ wife last week on her failing evening newscast. I thought that was just strange. Not that I don’t want to know what the wife of Petraeus thinks, but it was just weird.
probably a thankless job.
Maybe he has advance notice that the troops will be pulled out.
Is he running?
It was temporary anyway, it was a step down for him to take this job.
Probably sick of the CIC and his merry band of America haters running the war.
Mike Mullins’ term as Joint Chiefs Chairman is up in October. Watch for Petraeus to get the appointment as a reward for his work in Afghanistan
Why would Petraeus want to debase himself by getting into politics?
Agreed. I don’t think he plans to run for any office.
Well this is bad, Patreaus was the only Commander I really had confidence in, if he is pulling the plug it could be yet another change in direction for the war effort in Afghanistan.
Only this time the replacement will have had no track record of success.
I see no positives in this move.
There really hasn’t been any significant reporting from Afghanistan, as far as I can see. Every once in a while a report of troops being killed by an IED or the like, but no sense of what is happening there, if anything.
I really get the feeling that this has turned into a meaningless war, where our troops are getting killed for nothing, and where the ROEs don’t really even permit them to defend themselves.
About all I can tell from the reports is that the body count keeps going up, and we don’t really seem to be winning anything or getting anywhere. McCrystal and Petraeus are both very capable leaders for this kind of war, but I think their hands have been tied.
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