I'd like to say I'm shocked by this, but I've been so desensitized to it that it barely registers a blip on my outrage meter.

So this whole "let's wait until Gen. Petraeus delivers his report on the surge to make any decisions" bit? Well the report isn't going to be prepared by the general; it's going to be prepared by the white house (sorry, you don't deserve the caps anymore). And it's not even going to be delivered by Petraeus himself. No, Bob Gates and old Condi will be presenting the report, and Petraeus will just have to be satisfied with getting a short briefing beforehand.
Two things come to mind:
  1. Should this even surprise anyone? We already knew we were going to be in Iraq through this presidency, even if they had to rig the game.
  2. If Petraeus doesn't resign now, he's nothing more than a partisan pawn, and a pathetic one at that.

Apparently listening to our generals in the field only applies when we can actually tell the generals what they're supposed to think.

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