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Petraeus and Crocker Report to Congress

Posted on Sep 10, 2007
Petraeus and Crocker

Why bother with transcripts when you can watch Bush’s top Iraq officials spin the “surge” in living color? Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker have their Iraq assessments ready, for your viewing pleasure.

Gen. David Petraeus:

Ambassador Ryan Crocker:

(videos via PoliticsTV)


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By boggs, September 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm Link to this comment

Do you suppose Petraeus knew that a good friend of Bush was at this same time acquiring a contract with the Kurds in N. Iraq to explore and exploit their oil for them. Hunt Oil from Texas, USA

Guess we were wrong folks, it really was all about oil and greed and all that fascist Nazi ideology.

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By boggs, September 13, 2007 at 1:10 pm Link to this comment

The big highlight was when Petraeus had to admit that the U.S. is not safer for what they are doing in Iraq!
Just to get someone to admit this is a big feat.
There people, now you have it, they are not in Iraq to make the U.S. safer!
With that circumstance in mind they should be coming home yesterday.

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By Gerald Vest, September 12, 2007 at 5:56 am Link to this comment
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I watched this show for several hours and it became more evident that these two car salesmen don’t really care about our soldiers, our economy or our reputation as a nation. This is really a “uh, uh, uh, ‘Crock’ of S***.

I wonder how many medals or ribbons the general will give himself for debating this war?

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By ernie, September 11, 2007 at 10:53 pm Link to this comment
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it takes a lot of courage to fight an enemy over whom you have incalculable superiority of weaponry, reconnaissance, and money, an enemy with no airforce or navy to speak of and a native population reduced to pervasive and demeaning and utter poverty and fear….

bravo Generalissimo! 

in another warrantless and illegal invasion about 2 thousand years ago, at least ‘good Caesar’ was literally in the thick of the fray against the Gaullic tribes, risking his own neck

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By menot, September 11, 2007 at 4:40 pm Link to this comment
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ON BULLSHIT was written by Harry Frankfurt, a philosopher.  I thought it soemwhat missed the point, but German professors slobbered all over it.
Anyone who paid attention the last seven years should by now be an expert on this topic.

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By richard kobzey, September 11, 2007 at 1:46 pm Link to this comment
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What kind of (non) partisan hearing was that!?

General, (let-me-blow-some-wind-up-your-skirt) Patrioticus: even though others (i.e. said such and such, WE SAY, blah, blah, (Whitehouse) blah, blah… Now speak Sir…

What bovine manure-icus!!

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By Dustbin, September 11, 2007 at 11:39 am Link to this comment
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Basically the Axis of Chutzpah’s ejaculation in to Palestine seems pretty graifying and complete, and now it seems the Axis of Chutzpah’s ejaculation into Iraq is still a surge in progress, so give Petraeus a freaking break.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, September 11, 2007 at 7:19 am Link to this comment

Cyrena, someone whose name escapes me wrote a book on Bullshit some years back.  I’m going to do some research.  I think, now that I’m more mature, I can appreciate what the guy had to say.  I do think that bullshit, bullshit everywhere, is what makes this world go around and I couldn’t agree with you more.  Washington has the monopoly on BS.  The PETA head is right, methane is the real threat in global warming.  What she failed to clarify was that it’s centered in DC.

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By Mudwollow, September 11, 2007 at 6:45 am Link to this comment

Why wasn’t Petraeus sworn in? Who cares.

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By cyrena, September 10, 2007 at 11:24 pm Link to this comment

I couldn’t listen to it all. I tried. I got a little bit further on Crocker, (if only because his part hadn’t already been as widely leaked) and I had to turn him off too.

Maybe I’ll be able to finish it after my stomach settles down, and maybe not.

These guys are SO FULL OF SHIT that no one should light a match anywhere within a 3 mile radius of either one of them. So much for enhanced security, when we’ve got human explosives testifying in the Halls of Congress…

In uniform no less. With medals and stuff. One single match, or spark from a fuse near his microphone, and that’s it….the ultimate weapon…bullshit.

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By rangertommy, September 10, 2007 at 8:52 pm Link to this comment

I don’t understand…mainstream media constantly reports what “the White House tells us,” what “the Pentagon sources tell us,” what “the Secretary of Defense tell us,” what “sources close to the President tell us,” etc., and now they’re hanging onto the edge of their seats so they can report what “General Petraeus tells us”—as if it’s going to be something different, something objective, and something other than some version of what Bush has been telling us all along.  Gee…what a surprise!  I didn’t see that coming!

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By JimBob, September 10, 2007 at 8:28 pm Link to this comment

If these extra troops are what is making the difference, then how is taking them back out again going to help? On the one hand, “These things take time,” and on the other, we can ramp back our presence to where it was not that long ago when things looked like total shit. Obviously, the administration wants to throw us a bone in the form of a promised drawdown (not that it ever really has to happen) so they and their supporters can claim that we’re never satisfied no matter how courteously they accede to our demands. But putting it this way, Petraeus seems to me to be contradicting himself all in the same breath.

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By mark, September 10, 2007 at 6:04 pm Link to this comment
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Almost all of this report has already been dribbled out by the WH, AEI, Kagan and Kristol.

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