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Petraeus Betrayed his Country Before he Betrayed his Wife

grabberde Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:10 PM
When the Republican party gave the airline companies $17 billion back in 2001; is that an example of crony socialism?
jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:47 PM
Well you're damned if you do and damned if you don't with liberals. They parade their waste of tax dollars on GM as saving American jobs and evil Republicans opposed the bailout, but let Republicans save the airline industry and they must be the equivalent of Darth Vader.

Was David Petraeus as great a general as the write-ups of his downfall routinely claim? This is a provocative question that I will begin to answer with another question: Did America prevail in the Iraq War? I suspect few would say "yes" and believe it, which is no reflection on the valor and sacrifice of the American and allied troops who fought there. On the contrary, it was the vaunted strategy of the two-step Petraeus "surge" that was the blueprint of failure.

While U.S. troops carried out Part One successfully by fighting to establish basic security, the "trust" and "political reconciliation" that...