Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Is The Pentagon Estblishment Challenging Civilian Control Again?

Source: Petraeus Leaked Misleading Story on Pullout Plans
Inter Press Service: "The political maneuvering between President Barack Obama and his top field commanders over withdrawal from Iraq has taken a sudden new turn with the leak by CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus - and a firm denial by a White House official - of an account of the Jan. 21 White House meeting suggesting that Obama had requested three different combat troop withdrawal plans with their respective associated risks, including one of 23 months."
I suppose the fact of the meeting itself must be incontrovertible; only what was said is in dispute. I frankly do not fault Obama for considering plans for different contingencies, if indeed that is what he did. But, if he does not cashier Petreas or bring him to heel n a very public way, it will signal that Obama was always already ready to proceed in Iraq in ways he has (iirc) "pledged" he would not...

1 comment:

One Fly said...

I don't trust Petreas or others like him. He did this and at this level this kinda shit does not fly. This powerful man has an agenda.

Outta the Cornfield has linked to you Woody.
One Fly