Is General Petraeus Trying to Undercut Obama?

More news is coming out about the Petraeus/Odierno/Keane effort to undercut President Obama and his plans to withdrawal from Iraq. As before, IPS's Gareth Porter is the one breaking the news -and his latest story is stunning.


This weekend, a number of reports described a January 21st meeting between President Obama and his commanders. The story that circulated in McClatchy and the AP amongst others "appears to indicate that Obama is moving away from the 16-month plan he had vowed during the campaign to implement if elected."

Porter reports that "a military source close to the general, who insisted on anonymity" contacted him after his report 'Generals Seek to Reverse Obama Withdrawal Decision' was published - and that source pitched the account of the January 21 meeting that was picked up in the weekend press:

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