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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Petraeus: 'I know the real enemy and it's Iran'

In a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post, Retired General David Petraeus has contradicted the Obama administration, saying that Iran is part of the problem in the Middle East, and not part of the solution.
"The current Iranian regime is not our ally in the Middle East. It is ultimately part of the problem, not the solution," Petraeus said in a wide-ranging response to written questions from The Washington Post for a story published Friday. 
"The hard-earned progress of the surge was sustained for over three years. What transpired after that, starting in late 2011, came about as a result of mistakes and misjudgments whose consequences were predictable. And there is plenty of blame to go around for that," Petraeus said, reflecting on his time commanding U.S. troops around the 2007 surge.
"Yet despite that history and the legacy it has left, I think Iraq and the coalition forces are making considerable progress against the Islamic State. In fact, I would argue that the foremost threat to Iraq’s long-term stability and the broader regional equilibrium is not the Islamic State; rather, it is Shiite militias, many backed by — and some guided by — Iran," he added.
And Obama thought he had shut Petraeus up. Here's hoping to see General Petraeus on a ballot sometime soon.

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