Is General Petraeus simple a Shill for the Bush adm
by orin76, Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 04:30:33 PM EDT
It seems that General Patraeus report will be nothing more than a a happy happy report that is meant to keep the surge going. It seems that the congressmen are being taken on nonsense tour that simply show them the good areas but sheild them from anything bad. They are being shown a happy happy report that has no real connection with what is going on the ground in Iraq. As has been show in the resently release Gao draft as well as in the fact that the nie had a happy face put on it by an alteration made to it by General Patraeus, as well as the Pentagons saying it was going to "update" the GAO report.
It seems that there is mounting evidence that we are being sold a bill of goods on Iraq. It's questionable how much "progress" there is in Iraq on the ground what the truth is quesitonable since the reports coming out of Iraq directly from Petraeus is more Political than it is factual. It seems that the number of attacks on civilians in Iraq has not lessened. The number of troop deaths is 81 (as of Aug 30th) now for aug. which is higher than July and higher than aug 2006 which was 65. and is one of the top ten months of us death tolls in iraq since the war, started.
There is little or no political progress, and really no willingnes to create it.