davidl on September 8th, 2010

STFU, General, from David Nakamura and Javed Hamdar, Washington Post KABUL – Gen. David H. Petraeus on Tuesday denounced plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Koran this weekend, saying the demonstration could “endanger troops” and damage the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. General with all due respect, you took  an oath […]

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Eric Florack on August 18th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Unemployment Edition In honor of those who have lost their jobs thanks for Barry the O. DEATH PANEL:  If you’re harbouring any illusions  that the reports of a Death Panel being in this healthcare […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2009

James at OTB: Having initially been highly skeptical of Hillary Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State, partly on the basis that she had neither diplomatic experience nor a diplomatic temperament, I feel obliged to pass on this observation from Joe Klein (via Andrew Sullivan): Clinton, who can be spiky, has re-emerged as a natural diplomat. […]

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Eric Florack on April 13th, 2008

Austin Bay, who I quote far too little: Realclearpolitics.com featured last week’s Creators Syndicate newspaper column and the gents at Powerline commented. As the column attests, I saw the Basra and east Baghdad counter-militia operations very differently from the NY Times, etcetera. I don’t even want to bother with the various links logging the defeatist […]

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Eric Florack on April 9th, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats plan to push legislation this spring that would force the Iraqi government to spend its own surplus in oil revenues to rebuild the country, sparing U.S. dollars.The legislation follows a recommendation by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, that the Bush administration halt troop withdrawals in July. Petraeus […]

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Eric Florack on April 7th, 2008

Word this morning from the London Times that Iran had forces on the ground at Basra: IRANIAN forces were involved in the recent battle for Basra, General David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq, is expected to tell Congress this week. Military and intelligence sources believe Iranians were operating at a tactical command level with […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2008

BAGHDAD – AP-U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney opened a new U.S. push for political unity in Iraq on an unannounced visit Monday, just ahead of the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion.Cheney landed at Baghdad International Airport, then flew by helicopter into the dusty, heavily secured Green Zone for talks with U.S. military and diplomatic […]

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Eric Florack on March 16th, 2008

Ed Morrissey: John McCain took some time off of the campaign trail and hit the ground in Iraq this morning.  The media calls it a “surprise visit”, but he had given indications that he would visit Iraq after he clinched the nomination in order to get a fresh assessment of the progress being made by […]

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John Hawkins points out MSNBC‘s David Shuster isn’t alone. We all know by now about the controversy surrounding MSNBC’s David Shuster and his allegation that Chelsea Clinton was being “pimped” by her family in order to drum up support for her mother. He’s apologized twice, been suspended, and along with that rec’d a strong rebuke […]

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Eric Florack on January 12th, 2008

COALITION FORCES DISRUPT AL KUT CRIMINAL ELEMENT NETWORKS, 11 TERRORISTS KILLED Posted: 27 Dec 2007 04:23 AM CST COALITION FORCES DISRUPT AL KUT CRIMINAL ELEMENT NETWORKS, 11 TERRORISTS KILLED IRAQI POLICE UNCOVER MAJOR WEAPONS CACHE Posted: 26 Dec 2007 07:43 AM CST IRAQI POLICE UNCOVER MAJOR WEAPONS CACHE AL-QAEDA NETWORKS DISRUPTED; ONE TERRORIST KILLED, 19 […]

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Eric Florack on December 20th, 2007

Time Magazine  continues to dig a deeper hole. Hume last night: Putin Up a Fight The naming of Russian President Vladimir Putin as TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” is drawing some fire from the right. Dean Barnett of the Weekly Standard — for one — says the selection — “clarifies some of the deep-seated […]

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Eric Florack on December 19th, 2007

MNC-I SOLDIER DIES FROM NON-COMBAT RELATED INJURY Posted: 17 Dec 2007 05:23 AM CST MNC-I SOLDIER DIES FROM NON-COMBAT RELATED INJURY BY CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES PATRICIA A. BUTENIS AND GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS ON THE TRANSFER OF SECURITY RESPONSIBILITY FOR BASRA PROVINCE Posted: 16 Dec 2007 01:53 PM CST BY CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES PATRICIA A. BUTENIS AND […]

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Eric Florack on December 14th, 2007

JOINT STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR RYAN C. CROCKER AND GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS ON THE CAR BOMB ATTACKS IN MAYSAN PROVINCE Posted: 13 Dec 2007 04:28 AM CST JOINT STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR RYAN C. CROCKER AND GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS ON THE CAR BOMB ATTACKS IN MAYSAN PROVINCE IRANIAN ROCKETS FOUND, TURNED OVER TO COALITION FORCES […]

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Fellow Swamp Stomper Sister Toldjah, guesting over at Right Wing News: One of their favorite retired Generals, Major General John Batiste, who appeared in an ad for the anti-war Vote Vets website, and who had an op/ed published on the liberal anti-war website Think Progress in August in which he called for the US to […]

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davidl on November 13th, 2007

John Amato, Crooks and Liars, has his knickers in a twist because a member of John McCain’s audience referred to Mrs. Clinton as “the bitch” and the senator did not rebuke the questioner. Grow up John.  Mrs. Clinton is a potty mouth.  I’d say it shows more respect to be called a bitch than a […]

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