7,111. 9/10/2007

On September 10, 2007, left-wing advocacy group MoveOn.org ran a full-page ad in The New York Times attacking commanding general of the Multi-National Force in Iraq, David Petraeus. “Under a banner headline GENERAL PETRAEUS OR GENERAL BETRAY US? the general was accused of ‘Cooking the Books for the White House.’ The ad copy went on to assert, ‘Every independent report on the ground situation in Iraq shows that the surge strategy has failed. …Most importantly, General Petraeus will not admit what everyone knows: Iraq is mired in an unwinnable religious civil war.’ “

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 287

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