LA Times: White House is writing General Petraeus’ September progress report on “the surge” in Iraq

Incredible. Absolutely incredible. These people have no shame. The “big” report coming this September, the one Bush has been telling us we should wait for before making any decisions about what to do next in Iraq. Well, the White House is writing the frigging report.

From today’s Los Angeles Times:

Despite Bush’s repeated statements that the report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be written by the White House, with inputs from officials throughout the government.

So rather than have the general do his own evaluation of his own progress – which is suspect enough, I mean, what is he going to say, “fire me”? – Bush is now writing Petraeus’ report to Bush.

And special brownie points to the LA Times for burying this huge revelation at the end of the story where no one would see it.


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