USA Candidates question Petraeus, Cro...

USA Candidates question Petraeus, Crocker; top general asks open-ended pause in troop reductions

There are 3 comments on the www.topix.net story from Apr 8, 2008, titled USA Candidates question Petraeus, Crocker; top general asks open-ended pause in troop reductions. In it, www.topix.net reports that:

White House hopefuls Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama & John McCain

were questioning the two men who are the face of the U.S.-led Iraq war at

high-profile congressional hearings Tuesday as

the unpopular conflict takes center stage in the tight U.S. presidential race.

The three candidates sit on committees in th...

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#1 Apr 9, 2008
Did Petraeus part ways with the neocons?
The Real Story examines General Petraeus' testimony and the contending forces in Iraq

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Are the US and Iran backing the same horse?
Raed Jarrar on why both Iran and the US are supporting the same players in Iraq

Are the US and Iran backing the same horse?
Raed Jarrar on why both Iran and the US are supporting the same players in Iraq

Sadr will disarm Mahdi Army if U.S. leaves
As Petraeus talks to Congress, families flee Basra and Sadr calls off million man march

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proudredneck

Mesa, AZ

#2 Apr 9, 2008
Its rather interesting that we as a nation have taken the position that we would rather shed our blood and waste our national treasure in Iraq than to force the issue of Iraq paying for their own reconstruction with their huge profits from their oil fields.

Liberals told us if we would vote them into Congress and the Senate that they would 'end the war'. That was their 'PROMISE'..so much for liberal promises.

Now we have the potential of a severe economic down turn, dare we say a depression.

So where are the brave and progressive people we elected to end this mess ?.

They all agree that this war must end, Iraq must stand up and get with the program, but no one has the balls to put the plug on this black hole of waste.

'...we need to put continuous and increasing pressure on the Iraqis to settle their political differences, to pay for their own reconstruction with their oil windfalls, and to take the lead in conducting military operations," said Levin, D-Mich.

(AP) Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., asks questions on Capitol...
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Iraq has about $30 billion in surplus funds stored in U.S. banks, according to Levin.

Iraq is looking at a potential boon in oil revenue this year, possibly as much as $100 billion in 2007 and 2008. Meanwhile, the U.S. military is having to buy its fuel on the open market, paying on average $3.23 a gallon and spending some $153 million a month in Iraq on fuel alone.

While Iraq pays for fuel for its own troops, it has relied heavily on U.S. dollars to provide people with basic services, including more than $45 billion for reconstruction.

Lacking the votes to order troops home by a certain date, Democrats see fencing off reconstruction money as an alternative to challenging the Bush administration's Iraq policies. And several Republicans have signaled their concerns about burgeoning Iraqi oil revenues at a time when the war is growing increasingly costly.

"Isn't it time for the Iraqis to start bearing more of those expenses, particularly in light of the windfall in revenues due to the high price of oil?" said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

The answer is simple...stand down, pack up and come home !

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#3 Apr 9, 2008
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