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    It just seems too good to be true that Petreaus could be the next Eisenhower or Patton.  In fact, I think he's the next Westmoreland.  Along with his crony, LTG Odierno, they have developed this surge plan put forth by nutjob Kagan to attempt to piece together this disaster of a war, when all reliable and knowledgeable experts say more troops was exactly the wrong thing to do.

    And the only people more invested in the surge than the president are going to be those two generalissimos in Baghdad, because their whole future careers depend on this surge more than anything.  They saw what happened to John Abizaid, the once future Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, once he got bogged down in that CENTCOM job.  He was done for.

    So now Petraeus and Odierno needed 22,500 more troops, only they actually needed 8,000 more than that, and they needed until September, only the real results won't be seen until December (which by the way, will be when there are over 200,000 US soldiers on the ground).

    Petreaus and Odierno are going to hang on for dear life lest they end up on the ash heap of failure like Abizaid.  Shame on them for betraying the soldiers serving under them to save their own careers.  They both know it's not working and it's getting more and more soldiers killed every single day.

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