From the Keene Sentinel.
Petraeus: al-Qaida may be easing up in Iraq.
Read for yourself.
I wondered as I read this headline, what is he up to?
BAGHDAD — After intense U.S. assaults, al-Qaida may be considering shifting focus to its original home base in Afghanistan, where American casualties are running higher than in Iraq, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Saturday.
Oh I see, building a case.
I don't think he needs to build a case!
It's been fairly evident from the beginning that we should have concentrated on Afghanistan.
I found something very fishy about his interview.“We do know the foreign fighter flow into Iraq has been reduced very substantially,” he said. From a peak of 80 to 100 foreign fighters entering Iraq each month, the total has dropped as low as 20 per month, he said.
How do we know how many foreign fighters are crossing the border?
Do they check in?
Is someone counting them?
If so, then why aren't they being detained?
I think it's all another smoke and mirrors show.
Cut the crap General. Tell it like it is. We screwed up, and now we need to go and take care of business where we should have been all along.
We had to go rid Iraq of "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION".
It's time we start getting the truth.
The Army wants three more brigades in Afghanistan to help those that are there and overworked.
Plain and simple.
Stop building cases with non definable numbers and purported intelligence that turns out to be mistaken.
Start taking care of business.
Start telling the truth.
Matt's block leave is half over, and it seems he's having a good time.
There seems to be a lot less withdrawing into himself, and a lot of the old humor that he was known for.
Time that we wondered if we would ever have.
To the families of those brave men still deployed all I can say is hang in there.
Keep the faith.
There are a lot of us praying and pulling for you.