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Petraeus Put In Charge Of Iraq, Afghanistan

From an outraged Reuters:

Gen. Petraeus picked to lead Iraq and Afghan wars

By Kristin Roberts and Andrew Gray

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday picked Gen. David Petraeus, widely praised as the top commander in Iraq, to lead all Middle East operations, including the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Gates also chose Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, who recently served as Petraeus’ No. 2, to take over as the top commander in Iraq…

“I don’t know anybody in the United States military better qualified to lead that effort,” Gates said…

Gates asked the Senate to approve the nominations by the end of May but said he did not anticipate the changes taking effect until “late summer or early fall.”

If confirmed by the Senate, Petraeus will replace former Adm. William Fallon, who resigned after a reported break with the Bush administration over Iran policy.

At Florida-based Central Command, Petraeus will oversee U.S. operations in a region that includes Iran and 26 other countries as well as international waters that are both strategically and economically significant. That includes the Gulf and Straits of Hormuz.

Central Command is considered the toughest combatant command assignment…

Well, Gen. Petraeus is the obvious choice to anyone who cares about the security of our country and the defense of freedom.

Which means that if the Democrats win the White House he will be sent packing. 

By the way have you noticed how the Democrats, Hillary and Obama, and their lickspittle slaveys in the media all now refer to the two wars in Iranqand Afghanistan?

As if it isn’t really just one war with two (overlapping) fronts?

The propagandizing never stops.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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