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1 posted on 11/11/2012 6:47:18 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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P4 was apparently a tactically brilliant nation builder/pacifier who attracted an intelligent soldier who wanted to be within the circle and launch a career off those insights.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 6:55:40 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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This is a subject to revisit in 20 years.

Who is in charge of gunrunning to radical Islamists?


3 posted on 11/11/2012 7:05:53 PM PST by petitfour
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CNN, instead of trying to find out why Petraeus isn’t testifying this week and what could possibly be wrong, launches into this puff piece, which gives faint praise to Obama during the period discussed, if indirectly.

Gee, I am surprised. Not.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 7:14:55 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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CNN, too funny, after Odumba’s win, I think i’ll get my news from Pravada, or better yet North Korea!


6 posted on 11/11/2012 7:20:55 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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He had a good idea in Iraq. It hasn’t worked so well in Afghanistan but he applied it anyway because it was HIS good idea.

He was OK as a military guy. Not a genius. Although I’m pretty sure he thought he was a genius.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 7:23:42 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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Afghanistan has lasted long than WWII.. so there have been no Generals worth spit there.. NONE..
They are all idiots.... -OR- a few could just be morons..

Totally hamstrung by politics.. including George Bush..
MAybe politics emasculated including being morons..


10 posted on 11/11/2012 7:31:57 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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Petraeus brought to the war the brilliant insight that when you don't have enough troops to guard strong points and attack the enemy at the same time, the solution is to send more troops. In other words, not particularly earth-shaking or even original. His particular genius was being able to sell GWB on the concept of adding reinforcements, where Westmoreland had supposedly failed in Vietnam.

In reality, just as Westmoreland's troop buildup had crushed the Vietcong, the politicians decided to withdraw, leaving the field open to a conventional invasion from the North. In Iraq, as in Vietnam, I'd argue that the insurgents were never in a position to to win, and the main threat was one of invasion. The difference in Iraq was that there's no way Iran could have invaded, without us responding, given the stranglehold on Gulf oil resources it would have given the Iranians.

12 posted on 11/11/2012 7:34:10 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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Patraeus wanted to get rid of DADT so we now have open GAYS in the military!!

Soon, the next few years, good decent men and women won't want anything to do with the military......

Yes, Petre-ASS, you DID chnage the military, but not for the good.

22 posted on 11/12/2012 3:21:56 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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