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David Petraeus

Beck’s Take on the Benghazi Attack

September 22, 2012

It’s been fascinating to watch the Obama Administration hang itself on all the inconsistencies relating to the 9/11 terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  Some believe that all the confusion paints a picture of an administration in disarray, which may give some indeterminate political advantage to Romney in this election game of inches. Yet, [...]

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Petraeus Redux

June 24, 2010

As to be expected, General Stanley McChrystal was sacked yesterday as the commanding general in Afghanistan.  In his place, President Obama named Centcom Commander General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal. Petraeus is the COIN (counter insurgency) guru who was the mastermind behind the Baghdad Security Plan, better known as the Surge, in Iraq which is [...]

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No US Combat Deaths in Iraq Last Month

January 4, 2010

That’s a pretty bold statement, but nonetheless a true one.  The US military lost zero soldiers in combat last month — an all-time low for a one-month period!  However, three soldiers did die of non-combat causes.  2009 itself was the most quiet year since 2004 on the casualty front. Some of the reasons why we’re [...]

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Have We Still Lost the War, Harry?

April 20, 2009

Here’s the Senate Majority Leader roughly two years ago: What’s horrible is that his ilk is now in charge of two branches of our government!  When it was “Bush’s War” it was OK to declare defeat as such when the biggest military turnaround in American history since General Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in [...]

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Petraeus to Toss Coin at Super Bowl XLIII

January 29, 2009

Centcom Head and Iraq Redeemer David Petraeus will be part of the Super Bowl XLIII coin toss Sunday night.  Here what Petraeus had to say about it: “It is a privilege to represent our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the coin-toss ceremony…. And it is an honor to thank the NFL commissioner and [...]

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Petraeus: Iraq “Spiraling Upwards”

September 3, 2008

David Petraeus indicated today that a pullout of MNF (Multi-National Forces) around the Baghdad area is probably possible by next summer due to conditions on the ground.  He also said that the area is “‘spiraling upwards’ towards normal conditions” and “it gives Iraq new hope.”  What great news from a straight-shooter and American hero who’s shown [...]

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We’re Not an Obama Nation Yet, But Try Telling That to His Campaign!

July 22, 2008

One of the major themes of Obama’s trip abroad has been trying to make him look Presidential.  In all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the trip, Obama’s people sometimes forget that he, in fact, is not yet President.  Also, sometimes they have to be reminded of that little detail a second time on the same [...]

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Petraeus and Crocker Surge Update: ’08 Version

April 8, 2008

General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker entered a hostile-fire zone once again on Capitol Hill, and once again came out looking like the adults in the room!  By later this evening, all three Presidential contenders will have gotten a chance to question the General about the continued effectiveness of the Surge strategy.  I’d like to [...]

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