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Obama the Aggressive, Militaristic Interventionist?

If Obama knew about Petraeus order to expand Special Ops last Sept. then he is a dangerous militarist. If he didn't know, he's a feckless incompetent. Take your pick.

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“The order, which an official said was drafted in close coordination with Adm. Eric T. Olson, the officer in charge of the United States Special Operations Command, calls for clandestine activities that ‘cannot or will not be accomplished’ by conventional military operations or “interagency activities,” a reference to American spy agencies.”

Petraeus, along with General McChrystal, should have been fired long ago by Obama, if for no other reason because of their insubordination in 2009 is trying to force Obama's hand in pushing for a series of escalations of the Afghanistan war. Obama can still redeem himself by firing them now.

Robert Dreyfuss is the author of " Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam " (Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books).

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