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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 09:56 PM
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WP: General Is Front Man For Bush's Iraq Plan
Petraeus Making Hard Sell to Congress

Wednesday, February 7, 2007; A01

Before he flew off to Iraq this week to take command of U.S. forces there, Gen. David H. Petraeus conducted one last counterinsurgency mission here on the home front -- this one on Capitol Hill.

With the Senate about to debate President Bush's troop increase, Petraeus was set up last week in the office of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). Senators were approached on the floor and urged to meet with him. And the new Iraq commander then privately outlined his view of the war and what he will do with the 21,500 extra troops.

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Bush strategists have been surprised by how quickly the politics of the war have shifted in the past few weeks, and they have been grappling for a strategy to contain the political damage. The White House privately believes that a statement of opposition by Congress may be inevitable. "Our goal is to try to cabin off the most egregious" versions, particularly any that would threaten funding, said a senior official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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Some advisers have been surprised that Bush has not more aggressively accused Democrats of advocating retreat. "If he wanted to use his megaphone to shout that, it would put the Democrats back on their heels," said Ed Rogers, a Republican lobbyist close to the White House. "But for whatever reasons, I think they're pulling their punches."

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 10:21 PM
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1. doesn't take much googling to find he is a loyal bush whore
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 06:55 AM
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2. "particularly any that would threaten funding"---and now a Repug Senator
wants this as his resolution.

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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 09:53 AM
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3. Preemptive identification of The Fall Guy. See? They DO have a new strategy
:eyes:
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 10:00 AM
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4. Headline, 2009: Petraeus Warned White House, But Followed Orders
Or maybe not in this guy's case. After all, he was instrumental in helping Judith Miller with all those bullshit WMD stories she crapped out while she was in Iraq.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 12:27 PM
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5.  A general
in search of his fourth star,will lie for the the lier.
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