Surge

Surge

My Journey With General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War

Book - 2013
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Using newly declassified documents, interviews, and published sources, a member of General David Petraeus' personal staff provides an insider account of the troop surge in Iraq and how key political leaders orchestrated it.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780300172355
0300172354
Branch Call Number: 956.7044 MANSOOR
Characteristics: xxxii, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.

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SEBoiko
May 01, 2014

The Sunnis recognize that they.ve lost, and they're coming to the table. The Shi'a don't recognize yet that they've won.

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SEBoiko
May 01, 2014

This is three dimensional chess in a dark room.

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SEBoiko
May 01, 2014

... it was a domestic political collapse, and not the fact the United States was actually losing the Iraq War, that prompted Rumsfield's departure from the Department of Defense.

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LRS1969 Mar 04, 2015

Very good on historical accounts, but dies in current affairs.

Like every other militant conservative Mansoor (also himself a self-serving Perfumed Prince) has a Petraeus bromance. Yet Petraeus, while personally intelligent, in fact was not militarily brilliant nor particularly savvy... though he indeed was one of the Perfumed Princes who believes absolutely in the Three Ps: Power, Perks, and Privileges!

EVERYTHING that Petraeus did in his military and post military life has had one and only one agenda - to do what is right for Petraeus and his personal benefit. Entitlement is an expectation of his (which he got even in "the end"... a deal that converts multiple severe felonies demanding decades of imprisonment down to one misdemeanor that carries no jail time and allows him to maintain his oligarchic and highly wealthy post treasonous career!).

So much for his oft repeated claims of innocence. And this is the deal if the century. He should have been prosecuted for every count and once convicted, sentenced to life without parole in Leavenworth!

"Petraeus Takes Plea Deal"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/04/us/petraeus-plea-deal-over-giving-classified-data-to-lover.html

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