Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Petraeus versus the President?

This is an interesting clip telling the tale of how Petraeus and others are now working to put the blame for any violence in Iraq - what Obama referred to as a "bar set so low, that modest improvement in what was a completely chaotic situation, to the point where we now have the levels of intolerable violence that existed in June 2006, is considered success" - and blame that violence on Obama's decision to withdraw the troops.

We see Keen on the Lehrer programme saying things that simply are not true. He seems to think that Iraq wants a relationship with the US rather than with Iran, which ignores totally the Iranian/Iraqi relationship which already exists.

They are applying an utterly false narrative, and we will now see this narrative play out across right wing sites.

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