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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:54 AM
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So . . . . nobody had a question about General Dave? Nobody? No reservations at all?
Senate confirms Gen. Petraeus as new Afghan war commander

By Karen DeYoung, Craig Whitlock and Debbi Wilgoren
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 30, 2010; 12:47 PM

Gen. David H. Petraeus was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday as the new Afghan war commander, replacing Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal after his ouster over controversial remarks in a Rolling Stone magazine article.

The 99-0 Senate vote followed a confirmation hearing Tuesday in which members of the Senate Armed Services Committee praised Petraeus's leadership of the war in Iraq and lauded him as the nation's premier warrior-diplomat.

Petraeus told the committee members that the Afghan war, which he said is being waged against "an industrial-strength insurgency" is likely to get worse before it gets better.

"My sense is that the tough fighting will continue," Petraeus said. "Indeed, it may get more intense."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...












Really? No one had a problem with him?







Really?




Nobody?







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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:56 AM
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1. They just don't care anymore. No more pretending for Congress.
They said, 'fuck the poor and elderly, fuck the environment and now fuck the troops and citizens of occupied lands'.
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joe black Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:04 PM
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2. Obama likes him.
So I guess it's cool.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:07 PM
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3. He fills the void, and they are probably tired fo the whole things
and just want to appoint him, and then concentrate on what's IMPORTANT.. getting re-elected :(
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