David Petraeus to be sent before US Senate for Central Command confirmation

(Breaking – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Being a “YES” man in the Bush Administration, as we all know, certainly can get you some sweet positions in the Government, IF you go along with the lies, deceipt and spin of the Neo-Con elite.

If you manage to really push their unsavory agenda, it can get you the top job, no matter your qualifications (see Gonzales, ALBERTO).

When Admiral James Fallon was asked to be the head of CENTCOM, the Bush Administration put a career Navy man in charge of the entire U.S. Central Command.  When Admiral Fallon was found by the Neo-Con elite to have a mind of his own, he was on the outs with the good-ol-boys club and found the situation so untenable that he resigned in March of this year.

This JUST IN from AP:

Petraeus picked to lead Mideast command

Ray Odierno to replace him as head of U.S.’s military operations in Iraq

Amazing!  The more you lie to the Senate, the more you get another chance in BushWorld to go back before the Senate so they can let you lie to them some more and do nothing about it.

Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who has been leading troops in Iraq, has been tapped to become the next commander of U.S. Central Command, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

See, I wasn’t just teasing.

If confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Navy Adm. William Fallon, who stepped down in March.

My emphasis

If confirmed by the Senate, you say?  When confirmed by the Senate, I sez.

Thats all they have for now, but it’s enough to make me cringe.  Again.


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    • brobin on April 23, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Who thinks they will capitalize on the opportunity?


    Isn’t that picture a bit backwards?  It sure seems like it has been the other way around to me.

  1. From The New York Times, Petraeus to be nominated to lead Central Command:

    The announcement that General Petraeus, 55, will head the Central Command, and Mr. Gates’s emphasis on operations in Afghanistan as well as Iraq, reinforced the impression that Pentagon leaders expect the United States to have significant numbers of troops deployed in those two countries for some time to come.

    An “end the war” candidate will not be allowed to become president in 2009.

  2. The Boston Globe reported on Sunday that Alberto can’t find

    a job anywhere (heehee).  Seems no one wants to touch him with

    a 10 foot pole.  Aawwwwwhh

  3. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that:  

    “…IN PROMOTING General David Petraeus to commander of US forces in the Middle East, the President, George Bush, is doing more than rewarding a job well done in Iraq. He is also taking a step towards perpetuating his policy of high-troop levels in Iraq and is putting his most trusted general in charge of renewing the military’s focus on Iran…”

    “…General Petraeus also has emerged as a critic of Iran’s interference in Iraq, making his appointment a signal of heightened US attention to Tehran. His expertise with Iran’s military and political leadership will allow him to take a more hands-on approach to dealing with the Government…”

    The Asia Times has this headline:   Petraeus’ rise lets Cheney loose on Iran: (emphasis mine)

    “…The nomination of General David Petraeus to be the new head of the US Central Command ensures that he will be available to defend the George W Bush administration’s policies on Iran and Iraq at least to the end of Bush’s term and possibly even beyond…”

    “…It also gives Vice President Dick Cheney greater freedom of action to exploit the option of an air attack against Iran during the administration’s final months…


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