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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:36 PM

 

I need help finding a story on Petraeus and

what I recall were unauthorized people in his camp that were involved in the goings on when they really had no official business to do so... ??


ack, not even sure I'm describing this properly but am hoping someone recalls something more so I can google.

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Reply I need help finding a story on Petraeus and (Original post)
Whisp Feb 2013 OP
nenagh Feb 2013 #1
Whisp Feb 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #3
nenagh Feb 2013 #4
Whisp Feb 2013 #5

Response to Whisp (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:48 PM

1. Frederick and Kimberly Kagan?

Possibly?

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Response to nenagh (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:50 PM

2. yes, I just found a hardball link about them:

 

I’d like to know why General Petraeus was taking day-to-day advice from people on the other side of the Iraq war argument.

Fred and Kimberly Kagan are hawks. They share the ideology of those who backed the Iraq War. Why are they on the inside of an administration elected based on its opposition to the Iraq war?

I am one of those who believed from square one that the war in Iraq was an ideological war pushed from the outset by those who wanted us to overthrow the Iraq government and install ourselves in Baghdad. They got their way under a less-than-informed President, George W. Bush. Now we discover that a pair of them, the Kagans, have been right there in the room with the head of the Afghan mission, advising him every step of the way.

Why? Why did General Petraeus assume the right to allow people who represent the very opposite of President Obama’s philosophy to advise him? What agenda was his seeking here? What was he buying into? Was he buying into the hawkish agenda of those who advocated war on Iraq in the first place? If so, why was he working for President Obama who stood out there against that war?

http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/19/gen-petraeus-neo-con-connection-is-really-strange/

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:57 PM

3. Washington Post had an extensive article on it.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:08 AM

4. 'civilian analysts gained Petraeus's ear while he was commander in Afganistan' -WP

Thanks TwilightGardener

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:22 AM

5. thanks. nt

 

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