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  • Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria

    09/07/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 90 replies
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html ^ | 9/7/13 3:52 PM EDT Updated: 9/7/13 6:22 PM EDT | By MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN Read more: http
    Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.” “Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html#ixzz2eFVZm9TT
  • Team Obama; They Don't Know What They Shouldn't Know, When They Shouldn't Know It!

    11/16/2012 9:59:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-16-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)It’s hard to say for sure when the last time was that we were served by so many people in so many key positions who know so little about anything; either by accident or design. Take Susan Rice: She knew nothing (by accident I guess: maybe she should have had a “classified” briefing instead of an unclassified one; and it might have helped if her talking points weren’t so fuzzy.) CIA Director David Patreaus: He also knew nothing (somewhat by design: he found out if he knew anything he might loose his job.Turned out he was right) Then there’s the...
  • Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan

    07/18/2011 8:04:20 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    TODAY ^ | 04:45 AM Jul 19, 2011
    KABUL - General David Petraeus, Washington's new intelligence chief, handed over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan to Gen John Allen yesterday, as Kabul's international allies draw up exit plans from the 10-year war. The handover took place at a ceremony in Kabul, just hours after a key adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai was shot during a raid on his home in the capital - the second top ally killed in a week. Gen Petraeus, who served as commander of the United States-led international force for one year, has claimed some progress against Taliban militants with troops...