Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Round Two

General "Yowsa, boss" Petraeus made the rounds of congressional committees again today spouting the same fictions as yesterday about the situation in Iraq. I'm not the only one who thinks Petraeus is just a mouthpiece for the wretch in the White House. So does Robert Scheer in a piece in today's Huffington Post. Here's just a taste of what he had to say:

The name "General Betray Us" that Moveon.org got raked over the coals for in September is not so far off the mark. "By undercutting the widespread support for getting out of Iraq, Petraeus did indeed betray the American public, siding with an enormously unpopular president who wants to stay the course in Iraq for personal and political reasons that run contrary to genuine national security interests. Once again, the president is passing the buck to the uniformed military to justify continuing a ludicrous imperial adventure, and the good general has dutifully performed."

Scheer's upcoming book, The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America is due out in June. Sounds like a must-read.
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