Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Breaking News: Petraeus picked to lead Mideast command

Ray Odierno to replace him as head of U.S.'s military operations in Iraq

updated 8 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who has been leading troops in Iraq, has been tapped to become the next commander of U.S. Central Command, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

If confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Navy Adm. William Fallon, who stepped down in March.

Taking Petraeus' position as the senior commander in Iraq would be Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, who had until recently been serving as Petraeus' deputy.


I think that we've all seen this one coming...

Camp New Jersey, Kuwait (March 21, 2003)—Major General David H. Petraeus

In June 2004, less than six months after the 101st returned to the U.S., Petraeus was promoted to lieutenant general and became the first commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq. This newly-created command had responsibility for training, equipping, and mentoring Iraq's growing Army, Police, and other security forces as well as developing Iraq's security institutions and building associated infrastructure, such as training bases, police stations, and border forts.

In January 2007, as part of his overhauled Iraq strategy, President George W. Bush announced that Petraeus would succeed Gen. George Casey as commanding general of MNF-I to lead all U.S. troops in Iraq.
General Patraeus recieved his fourth star at this time compliments of George Bu$h.


  1. A Bu$hco henchman gets a big promotion, whodda thunk it!

    Did the bullseye on Iran just get bigger?

  2. geezer

    It is now time for General Betrayus to lead us to glorious victory in Iran as well as Iraq.

    THREE quagmires of wars, all impossible to win, are just what we need to fix everything and show 'em all who's boss.

    This country will get what it deserves.

  3. Well, it looks like we better stock up on water, rice and beans. Maybe we can sell American memorabilia to China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. They will own most of our money the way things are going...G:

  4. But will anything teach us humility?

    Food shortages, police state, economic depression, infrastructure devastation.....


  5. I'm afraid your right about that Dave, there isn't much humility when your driving a Hummer while rapping on a cell phone. I remember reading a book in the early sixties called "The Ugly American" that was an exposé of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption. Things have only got worse since then and Bu$hco has taken arragance to a level that would make
    Hitler feel impotent.