Saturday, June 28, 2008

General David Petraeus And Robert Gates -- Two Of President Bush's Key Men

From Times Online:

General David H Petraeus: The General's Knowledge

Since the ‘warrior scholar’ David Petraeus led the American military surge in Iraq last year, the body count has plummeted. Will he go down in history as the man who won the war, or is it all too little too late?

General David H Petraeus, the commander of US forces in Iraq, looked exhausted. A competitive miler who loves to challenge young field commanders to five-mile running races and push-up contests (which he usually wins), he appears fit as ever. But there are dark circles under his eyes. Leading this war has begun to exact a visible toll.

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From Times Online:

Barack Obama May Recruit Defence Chief Robert Gates

In defiance of traditional party labels, Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, may ask the defence secretary of President George W Bush to stay on if he wins the White House.

Obama’s top foreign policy and national security advisers are pressing the case for keeping Robert Gates at the Pentagon after he won widespread praise for his performance. The move would be in keeping with Obama’s desire to appoint a cabinet of all the talents.

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My Comment: If the U.S. can have a hundred men and women like this at the top with the present forces on the ground .... no one will want to mess around the U.S. unless they were nuts.

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