Another nail in the coffin of the naysayers...

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  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    Link to article.

    I would post this over at the other place, but I'd most likely be banned again after someone complained of me posting hate speech. :rolleyes:

    I would love to be able to peek into the mind of General Petraeus and be able to understand the tactics and strategy he has employed since his arrival. That book he wrote for the Army War College must be one seriously rivetting read. It obviously works, and I think all of us, doves and hawks alike, could learn a lot from it.

    I'm not certain how much of what he's doing can be considered classified, but if he ever writes his memoirs of this incredible turnaround, I'll be first in line to buy a copy.

    Somewhere right about now, Abraham Lincoln is smiling down on the White House and saying, "Well, it would seem this President finally found his own Ulysis S. Grant after going through many a George Meade. Takes a while, sometimes."

    I hope that this trend will continue. In any case, God bless the Marine Corps! :thumb:



    I'm sorry to have to be the one to say this, but in many places in New York, THEY ARE. :mad:

    ARE YOU LISTENING, MURTHA, YOU BACKSTABBING TRAITOR? :mad:
     
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  2. Antoinette

    Antoinette Founding Member

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    Most of the articles I read indicate that the violence is down dramatically in Iraq but I have had to go outside the major media outlets to find these articles. I hope the diplomatic / State Department "surge" in Iraq will happen next.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I talked to an Army officer from Army Congressional Affairs while I was in Washington DC, TAD at a CG unit. This has been reality well before the news was reporting it.
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    Occasionally while getting ready in the morning I will watch Joe Scarborough on MSNBC. Anyway - he has a segment where he talks about the headlines in the newspapers in major cities - on Monday he showed where many had headlines that violence was down markedly in Iraq and that the "troop surge" was working.
    Kinda odd to have "good" news about the war on a major network - but hopeful.
     
  5. USNA2012Dad

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    This is the kind of info that Bush needs to be "boasting" about to the press. I do not believe that Bush has done a good job of getting out the good news like he should have. This is one of Bush's flaws the he should have taken care of about 6 years ago.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    He's been boasting about it. And then the Congress says no. And CNN covers it like its just another lie they're getting. Press didn't cover it when a general who was in command said it was working. Doom and gloom is what they shoot for. They're only reporting it now because it's TOO in their face. Can't force them to print it...this isn't Pakistan.
     
  7. TacticalNuke

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    I agree with this an believe it's the main reason Bush hasn't been as popular as he could be. He should be talking about the positive things in Iraq as much as the press is reporting the negative. It's what people hear most that they believe.
     

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