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Petraeus Hearing

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jgmacg, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Anyone with chronic insomnia or a persistent sleep disorder may want to tune in right now to the opening remarks.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    We've got the lies and the videotape.

    Hold the sex, please.
  3. It would be funny if he would open his remarks with:

    "Hey, what's up? You guys wanted to talk to me about something?"
  4. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    That his microphone doesn't work is an apt metaphor. For something.
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    If you want to know more about him, read Rick Atkinson's In the Company of Soldiers, about the first year or so of the war.
  6. I'll just wait for the honest version over on Fox, thanks.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They've been at it for what, 90 minutes, and Petraeus hasn't had a chance to speak.

    Nice of the Dem who led off the proceedings to basically call him a liar too.
  8. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Charts! Graphs! Kinetics! Serious! Frustrating!
  9. So the violence has come down and security has improved. How has the Iraqi government taken advantage of those facts?
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Yes, sectarian violence has gone down at the same time that the criteria for classifying violence as sectarian have changed. Remember that bomb that killed 400 or so people? Not sectarian, therefore it doesn't count.

    Also, shot in the back of the head? Sectarian.
    Shot in the forehead? Not.
  11. How "basically"?
    Which Democratic politician did that?
    Please show your work.
    And, yes, Patraeus has inherent credibility problems that pre-date this hearing.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


    He ended his opening screed with the words "I don't buy it."

    Gee Tom, maybe you should listen to him first.
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