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Iraq war - General Petraeus

Original post made by Tej Uberoi, Los Altos, on Apr 28, 2008

Predictably, General Petraeus's appearance before Congress offered nothing new, just more of the same rhetoric couched in muddled language which the late night comedians picked up and scorned with abandon. Petraeus dutifully delivered the White House scripted version allowing Bush to play for time until the end of his disastrous presidency. Bush vigorously supported what was essentially the White House strategy of, 'staying the course', assuring Petraeus that he had all the time in world to achieve a mythical victory. The Congressional hearings were largely for public consumption and accomplished little. This charade turned out to be another victory selling the war on a six month installment plan but a monumental failure for the American people, US soldiers mired in a quagmire and the Iraqi people who have lost so many loved ones in this illegal war of occupation. Meanwhile, the future for Americans is extremely gloomy. According to a BBC report large numbers of US citizens are seeking refuge in Canada. Tent cities have now been established in major metropolitan cities to accommodate US economic refugees. Every day brings us closer to our eventual demise and the Day of Judgment before our common Creator. I wonder how all those neocons, who have committed war crimes, in our name, will be judged.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Wars go the way they do because the enemy opposes your goal. I am amused when folk piously talk of illegal invasions and war crimes, because they are too stupid to see the contradiction in their terms. There can be no concept of illegal unless there is someone to compell the criminal to judgement. How is the authority of that someone established? By force, bucko.


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Posted by jr
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 28, 2008 at 1:33 pm



This above post is a cut and paste from a posting on democratic underground without attribution to the original author.

Could we keep such plagiarism off paloaltoonline blogs


original thought is welcome


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