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HR 52 via Library of Congress
Sec. 150. (a) Congress makes the following findings:Emphasis mine.
(1) General David H. Petraeus was confirmed by a unanimous vote of 81-0 in the Senate on January 26, 2007, to be the Commander of the Multi-National Forces--Iraq.
(2) General David H. Petraeus assumed command of the Multi-National Forces--Iraq on February 10, 2007.
(3) General David H. Petraeus previously served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command--Iraq, as the Commander of the NATO Training Mission--Iraq, and as Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during the first year of combat operations in Iraq.
(4) General David H. Petraeus has received numerous awards and distinctions during his career, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the State Department Superior Honor Award, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, and the Gold Award of the Iraqi Order of the Date Palm.
(5) The leadership of the majority party in both the House of Representatives and the Senate implored the American people and Members of Congress early in January 2007 to listen to the generals on the ground.
My memory must be failing.......if the Leadership of the House and Senate are prepared to give up "Surrender at any Cost" I'm prepared to give up remembering they wanted to "Surrender at any Cost".
If this quote flags your interest:
Two things that were going through my mind were: Uncle Joe never went through this to bring his Luger back from the ETO, and what use was it voting for Republicans all my life if I can’t just mail a gun back from a war zone? Where are we, Canada?
Come read about it over at the Caslte, where our Man in the 'Stan (this rotation) has posted his final missive from the Box.
Reuters reports Saddam Hussein was prepared to take $1 billion and go into exile before the Iraq war, according to a transcript of talks between U.S. President George W. Bush and an ally.
Also during a meeting at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, on February 22, 2003, Bush told former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar that Saddam could also be assassinated.
All this and more comes from a transcript provided by El País the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Spain, that was was critical of the Iraq war. The transcript has not been authenticated and they have not said how it was obtained.
A spokesman for Aznar's private foundation had no comment on the transcript or its authenticity. El Pais, which was critical of the Iraq war and of Aznar's government, did not say how it obtained the transcript which it said was made by a Spanish diplomat who attended the meeting.
Everyone knows that Saddam took $1 billion from a bank
The assasination of Saddam and all this has been discussed before.
So my real question is this really news?
It seems this prewar memo may get twisted into something much more, but will it backfire?