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    Hastings calls Petraeus a "world-class bullshit artist"and cites Petraeus' own words from his Princeton dissertation — “Perception” is key, he wrote: "What policymakers believe to have taken place in any particular case is what matters — more than what actually occurred."
    Hastings shows how Petraeus used willing journalists to present the Iraqi surge as the key to Iraq's success, downplaying the role of Sunni militias and their Awakening — and how Petraeus betrayed the Sunnis by leaving them to be devoured by the Shiites.
    He also explains how Petraeus "manipulated President Obama into trying the same thing in Kabul." The Afghan surge, of course, has been a total failure.
    Michael Hastings writer for Rolling Stone Magazine who helped bring down General McChrystal.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 10:19:57 PM PST

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