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Here's what General Patraeus said about jihadists online ...

The babble was becoming unbearable. Senator Whitehouse was, by comparison, admirably concise and to the point.

Graham could not say anything very useful so he said it profusely, annoyingly and irrelevantly. After all, as Chair of the subcommittee he could hardly say nothing.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 6th, 2017 at 04:09:46 PM EST
NPR |Petraeus Set for Another Shot at Iraq2007
"'Saddam didn't allow us to speak our mind but at least there was gas at the gas station.'"
"Gen. Petraeus' statement was thus incomplete, and potentially misleading in its emphasis, but not inaccurate as such."
NYT | F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for Petraeus 2015
"he provided classified information to a lover while he was director of the C.I.A."
WaPoo | How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time 2016
"The government would never file those charges."
David Petraeus sentenced to probation for sharing classified information
Guardian | David Petraeus, the retired US army general and former CIA director responsible for the development of the hugely influential "counter-insurgency" strategy used in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced on Thursday to two years' probation and ordered to pay a fine of $100,000 ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 6th, 2017 at 05:14:55 PM EST
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