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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 11:17 PM
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General Petraeus? He has ambitions
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article295...


"I asked him if he was planning to run in 2008 and he said, 'No, that would be too soon'," Mr Khadim, who now lives in London, said.

General Petraeus has a reputation in the US Army for being a man of great ambition. If he succeeds in reversing America's apparent failure in Iraq, he would be a natural candidate for the White House in the presidential election in 2012.

His able defence of the "surge" in US troop numbers in Iraq as a success before Congress this week has made him the best-known soldier in America. An articulate, intelligent and energetic man, he has always shown skill in managing the media.

But General Petraeus's open interest in the presidency may lead critics to suggest that his own political ambitions have influenced him in putting an optimistic gloss on the US military position in Iraq .
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 11:20 PM
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1. Just what America needs.
Another sycophant who'll kiss whatever ass he has to in order to realize his ambitions. He'd be the perfect guy to slide into Chimpy's chair. Another empty suit.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 11:36 PM
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6. When he said he hadn't thought about if we are safer seems to make
him perfect for the Republicans. Vacuous just like Romney and Ghouliani.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 11:22 PM
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2. No thanks, we have had enough liars in the WH to last us a lifetime.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-13-07 08:45 AM
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7. He has sold his soul the the neo con lie machine. Too bad.
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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 11:22 PM
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3. President Betrayus, Gee, I wonder which party. Aarrghhh
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 11:23 PM
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4. ... Cassius has a mean and hungry look.
Doesn't look like Petraeus can withstand scrutiny.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 11:32 PM
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5. "Such men are dangerous." --JC, 1.2.194
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