Petraeus Expects to Recommend Troop Cuts in Iraq This FallNow where have I heard that before? Oh, I remember, it was exactly what Petraeus said last year:
"My sense is I will be able to make a recommendation at that time for further reductions"
Monday, September 10, 2007 - General David Petraeus made his long-awaited appearance on Capitol Hill today. The general said he believes the United States can reduce its presence in Iraq to pre-surge levels by next summerWell summer's here and now he says he'll let us know next fall, oddly enough, it's yet another 'Friedman unit', what a surprise! And just in time for the elections!
Doesn't anyone in the MSM or Congress have enough brain cells to remember that this is the exact same lie that's been repeated for the whole war!? (More here.)
Why Congress isn't rejecting this "an ass-kissing little chickenshit" out of hand I'll never understand. (More here.)
Petraeus also said 'violence has hit a four-year low'
That's just an outright lie. Last month, April 2008, 52 Americans died and Iraqi military & civilian deaths were 744 (confirmed).
In the last 4 years there were 18 months that American soldiers had fewer deaths. In the last 2 years there were 5 months that Iraqi military & civilian deaths were lower. (That's just confirmed, actual civilian deaths are probably much higher, but our military refuses to do 'body counts.')
General, I just got one thing to say: You better go now, go now, go now.
Cross posted at VidiotSpeak