Petraeus: "Gimme an F.U.!"
The Friedman Unit means a "six-month" time period that never actually materializes.
And now the Bush/Petraeus Beltway Carnival will say there are "signs of progess" and ask for six more months.
Petraeus is a politician.
Our media is so out of touch that it's very frustrating. One annoyance for me are the photos angled and framed to make Petraeus into the second coming of the Marlboro Man. Ooohhh, aaahhh, he's so flinty-eyed!
Another good sign for the Bush Administration: after the Pakistani Supreme Court ruled that a political rival of military dictator Pervez Musharraf could return after exile, he was greeted by paramilitary troops and sent to Saudi Arabia.
Nice choice of allies.
Greenwald on the Petraeus-Iraq Progress Carnival.
No profanes - sacred