The Surge Scam: Getting Rid of the Goat
Commentary By Leon Hadar
A vague commitment to end the surge in Iraq, coupled with the supposed credibility of General Petraeus, could buy President Bush more time to pursue his military offensive in Iraq and leave the mess there to his successor in the White House. But anti-war critics question Petraeus’ credibility, arguing that he is not only identified with the failed U.S. strategy in Iraq but also that he has become a political ally of Bush and of Republicans. Democrats have failed to mount a serious challenge to Petraeus, allowing him, and by extension the Bush administration, to set the terms of the current debate on Iraq. Read full story.
William Schneider Jr.
A corporate executive and longtime government insider who has served in a number of advisory posts during the Bush presidency, Schneider has supported the work of the Center for Security policy and other hardline advocacy groups.
John Foster Jr.
A key proponent of new nuclear weapons development within the Bush administration, Foster doubles as a defense contractor exec and advocate of hardline defense policies.
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Pushing the Surge
By Eli Clifton
Against a backdrop of dwindling domestic and international support for the ongoing U.S. presence in Iraq, neocons are vociferously touting Gen. David Petraeus’ final report to Congress. Read full story.
By Khody Akhavi
The same day that General Petraeus gave Congress his Iraq surge report, neoconservatives took aim at what they hope will be the next military target: Iran. Read full story.
A Different Tack
By Gareth Porter
Israel thought Iran was the better target for the United States, according to one administration official. Read full story.
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