Petraeus backs Obama administration on Syria

Petraeus backs Obama administration on Syria
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POSTED: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 5:15pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 10:19am

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus announced Saturday he's behind the White House's plan for limited military strikes against the Syrian government.

In a statement, President Barack Obama's former CIA director called for Congress to support the administration's call for airstrikes against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, warning that rejecting the president's request would embolden "Iran, North Korea, and other would be aggressors."

"Failure of Congress to approve the president's request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world," Petraeus said.

Petraeus also said that the planned aerial assault "is necessary" to both enforce the international laws forbidding the use of chemical weapons and to "degrade the [Assad] regime's overall military capabilities."

Petraeus' statement was endorsed by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who described the retired general as "the most respected military leader of our time."

The administration says the Syrian government was behind a chemical weapons attack on August 21.

Though some in the military community have questioned just how effective Tomahawk missiles would be in impacting al-Assad's military assets, Petraeus's stamp of approval could give Republicans and Democrats in more conservative districts the necessary political cover to vote for a controversial resolution.

Petraeus' statement comes amid a renewed push by the White House to sell members of Congress on the administration's plan.

In addition to his scheduled address to the nation Tuesday evening, the President scheduled six interviews with major television outlets for Monday, including CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

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"the most respected military leader of our time.", if that is true then we don't have anything to brag about, he would not make a hair on a real generals butt, like Norman Schwarzkopf the last of the real seasoned generals that knew how to fight and win a war with the least amount of casualties. The rest of the so called generals could not fight their way out of a wet paper bag and are like Deaf said above " lap dogs" for the president like Colin Powell.

Expect Zionist media and AIPAC bribes to congress to be fervent in the next few weeks. This will give all in District 1 a chance to see if Louie Gohmert votes with us or with his new found friends in the Military Industrial Complex. Should he vote to attack Syria then wild horses won't keep me from the polls to vote him out !

We just don't have the money for international interference right now. We are still paying off the Chinese for Iraq. Our federal agencies have been pared down to the bone. I hate the Syrian government thugs too but we just can't afford it.

Oh come on man... he was Obama's lap dog for years until his affair was outed.

Nice try Petraeus, how much business did Obama swing your way for that comment?

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