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The L.A. Times online has a comedy piece up here about General Petraeus' upcoming September
Those who've been following closely know that Petraeus is simply another White House stooge for the political ploy known as the "surge". The goal of the "surge" should be understood in the same way as a person understands the goal of a quarterback who runs the clock out on a football game.
Now comes the very, very serious "report" which is supposed to make or break that great Republican Rubber Stamper solidarity. Those oh-so-serious Republican Senatorial Stampers, like Lindsey Graham, Jeff Sessions, Richard Lugar, and our own George Voinovich reminded the unwashed masses through the Knee Pad Media a few short weeks ago that they would have to seriously ponder the quagmire, formerly known as the country of Iraq, AFTER Petraeus gave HIS September "surge" report. All theater. Just as the "surge" itself was meant to be political theater, so too the report.
George, "leaving is losing", Bush is the quarterback calling the signals, running the clock down on his historically corrupt and wicked presidency. Nothing more.
To hear these morons, the "surge" was meant to give the Iraqi political figures some security breathing room while they hammered out a compromise on oil revenue sharing, among other issues. Everyone previously had agreed that there was no military solution in Iraq.....Iraq had to agree amongst the factions, to govern themselves. How's that going?.....
Administration and military officials acknowledge that the September report will not show any significant progress on the political benchmarks laid out by Congress. How to deal in the report with the lack of national reconciliation between Iraq's warring sects has created some tension within the White House.
In spite of this.....Petraeus' upcoming report will undoubtedly call for more time....I mean, Bush doesn't leave until January, 2009.
But I've saved the best for last, just like Jesus did with the wine at the marriage feast....
Despite Bush's repeated statements that the report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be written by the White House, with inputs from officials throughout the government.
Hard to believe? Not really. The "surge" was purely a political event created and controlled by the Republican White House in an attempt to silence the Democrats thunder heard after last November's election. It was all Karl Rove's doing with the Decider's approval.
What in the hell would we expect from an upcoming "report" on how a purely political stunt is working?
Of course the White House is writing the report. I mean....duh that.