Sep 12 2007

November 12, 2007.
Congress and our nation has been lied to again.
The report, or what ever it is called, to Congress by General Petraeus is not a clear picture of what is happening in Iraq. It is as misleading regarding the situation in Iraq as has been Petreaus' previous claims. In his The Washington Post, 9/26/04 article Petreaus said, "Now, however, 18 months after entering Iraq, I see tangible progress. Iraqi security elements are being rebuilt from the ground up." It is so obvious that Petraeus was shielding the Bush Cheney misadministration from the truth in order to influence the November 2004 elections.

Now again in September of 2007 Petraeus is wrong. He has said the surge worked.

We get a different picture of the situation in Iraq from all other sources such as the one on page 51, of the Government Accounting Office report...


"The number of attacks targeting civilians and population displacement resulting from sectarian violence may serve as additional indicators. For example, as displayed in figure 5, the average number of daily attacks against civilians remained about the same over the last six months. The decrease in total average daily attacks in July is largely due to a decrease in attacks on coalition forces rather than civilians."

The misleading claim by Petraeus is apparently biased on arguments that the deaths by some violent acts, such as but not limited to roadside bombs, do not count.

This is the only way the Bush Cheney misadminstration and Petraeus can claim such a situation is a success? Some deaths to not count????

A competent administration, concerned with the nation’s security, would use the precious lives of our nation’s troops and our hard-earned treasure to pursue the leaders of Al Qaeda and not squander it in Iraq over a stubborn refusal to see that the presence of our troops and bases in Iraq makes the situation worse not better. As it is, our billions have certainly enriched Cheney's Halliburton and Blackwell in Iraq and Bushes oil business friends.

The congress must act with their constitutional giver power to de-fund this war and stop the Bush Cheney immoral, misadminstration from its reckless and successless war in Iraq.

Americans must hold our congressmen and women accountable in November 2008 for failing to check this out of control misadminstration.
Elect anyone but Duncan and Alexander in 2008.

Forrest Erickson


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