Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Is General Patraeus a White House Stooge?

Get a clue.

Duh. The guy is totally stuck between Iraq and a hard place, for sure. He is certainly distinguished and we honor our military. But, yikes, what a place he's found himself....doing the bidding of George Bush. During his testimony, the White House calls him after his dumb comment about not knowing if the Iraq war makes us safer....and he changes his testimony. Ah, that's a stooge, puppet, whatever.

The US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, hit back Wednesday at anti-war critics who accused him of being a White House stooge during an emotive two days of testimony at Congress.

As Petraeus and Baghdad ambassador Ryan Crocker prepared to deliver their appraisal of Iraq to US lawmakers on Monday, left-wing group took out a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce "General Betray Us."

At a news conference following the gruelling sessions in Congress, Petraeus said an old friend had sent him a copy of Rudyard Kipling's poem "If" -- which speaks of treating those "two impostors," triumph and defeat, just the same.

OR - is this just to buy time and they all know we're invading Iran soon?