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Democrats Question General Petraeus' Credibility, Integrity

Democrats Question General Petraeus' Credibility, Integrity
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
September 10, 2007

(CNSNews.com) - Democrats are questioning the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, hoping to discredit in advance anything he will tell Congress on Monday and Tuesday, when he delivers his progress report on Iraq.

On Monday, Moveon.org ran an ad in the New York Times asking, "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?"

The anti-war, anti-Bush group accused the general of "cooking the books for the White House" by giving an overly optimistic assessment of the situation on the ground. It describes Petraeus as a "military man constantly at war with the facts."

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she doesn't know what General Petraeus will say. "But I don't think he's an independent evaluator," Feinstein said, suggesting -- as other Democrats have done -- that he's taking his cue from the White House.

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Democrats Question General Petraeus' Credibility, Integrity
By Susan Jones


(CNSNews.com) - Democrats are questioning the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, hoping to discredit in advance anything he will tell Congress on Monday and Tuesday, when he delivers his progress report on Iraq.

On Monday, Moveon.org ran an ad in the New York Times asking, "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?"

The anti-war, anti-Bush group accused the general of "cooking the books for the White House" by giving an overly optimistic assessment of the situation on the ground. It describes Petraeus as a "military man constantly at war with the facts."

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she doesn't know what General Petraeus will say. "But I don't think he's an independent evaluator," Feinstein said, suggesting -- as other Democrats have done -- that he's taking his cue from the White House.

Sen. Joseph Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told NBC's Meet the Press that although there has been "some mild security progress" in Iraq, the "sectarian violence" continues in Baghdad and Anbar province.

Amid reports that Gen. Petraeus will oppose a significant policy change in Iraq -- including a major, imminent troop pullout -- Biden said, "I really respect him, but I think he's dead flat wrong.

"I will insist on a firm beginning to withdraw the troops, and I will insist on a target date to get American combat forces out," Biden said.

Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker are scheduled to testify before four congressional committees on Monday and Tuesday.

Press reports said the two men will urge Congress to give President Bush's Iraq strategy more time. They're not expected to back Democratic demands for an immediate troop withdrawal.


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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

1. I remember that....

 

Slimy Mofo. The affair who cares, but there was always something about him I didn't like.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:27 PM

2. It won't be hard to find a replacement for him

 

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:29 PM

3. Link doesn't work

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:48 PM

4. "An ass-kissing little chicken shit. I hate people like that."

Anyone remember this little gem?

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2007/09/12/16179/webb-

During the Iraq war, the Central Command (CENTCOM) head — who leads U.S. operations in the entire Middle East region — and the Multinational Force Commander (MNF) have regularly testified together about the course of the war in Iraq.

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In January, President Bush replaced Abizaid and Casey, who were “surge” skeptics, with Adm. William Fallon and Gen. David Petraeus. This week, Petraeus — in the first public hearings since taking on his new role — delivered his Iraq assessment to great media fanfare. But where was his boss, Admiral Fallon? Inter-Press Service suggests animosity between the two might be one reason for Fallon’s absence:
Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to be “an ass-kissing little chickensh*t” and added, “I hate people like that”, the sources say. That remark reportedly came after Petraeus began the meeting by making remarks that Fallon interpreted as trying to ingratiate himself with a superior.


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Response to Loki (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:55 PM

5. Thanks!...Link is fixed it needed a refresh from old DU Post. Check it out the "snip" in OP...

It should work now.

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