Petraeus to Defend False "Proxy War" Line

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/04/07/8138/

Petraeus's Ponzi Scheme
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/04/07/8123

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Petraeus unlikely to recommend troop cuts

CNN

04/07/08

Pentagon officials told CNN on Monday they do not expect Gen. David Petraeus to recommend or predict additional U.S. troop cuts in Iraq when he testifies before Congress this week. Nevertheless, some officials hope that by year’s end, an additional brigade or two could be pulled out, according to an aide to a senior general...

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“Never existed”

Tom Paine/Our Future
by Rick Perlstein

04/07/08

A key objective of the Congressional testimony by Gen. David Petraeus this week will be to defend the George W. Bush administration’s strategic political line that it is fighting an Iranian ‘proxy war’ in Iraq. Based on preliminary indications of his spin on the surprisingly effective armed resistance to the joint U.S.-Iraqi ‘Operation Knights Assault’ in Basra, Petraeus will testify that it was caused by Iran through a group of rogue militiamen who had split off from Moqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army and came under Iranian control. But the U.S. military’s contention that ‘rogue elements’ have been carrying out the resistance to coalition forces was refuted by Sadr himself in an interview with al-Jazeera aired Mar. 29 in which he called for the release from U.S. detention of the individual previously identified by Petraeus as the head of the alleged breakaway faction...

//www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/never-existed


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