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General Petraeus--Strong

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Submitted by Zentrist (United States), Oct 28, 2008 at 20:42

What might be called the Petraeus Approach to warfare was on display today on TV. Hard power was not the most important thing although obviously a factor. Soft power has to be in the mix. Common sense has to be used--Aristotelian Wisdom.

What does Israel want? To survive. What is the means to its survival? Under the circumstances, things do not look good for the long term. Indeed, the story of David and Goliath seems to be the narrative of late, and David is not Jewish. General Petraeus shares his experience of "talking with some of those who were shooting at us." Israel should continue to talk with its implacable enemies.

As for the U.S., the sooner we achieve a working "energy independence," the better. The sooner we can leave a place like Saudi Arabia, the better. What UBL calls warfare is in fact indefensible, but his point about troops occupying Holy Lands is understandable. Let's leave Saudi Arabia and put the ball of peace, so to speak, in UBL's court. In the meantime, we here need to beef up our military, not reduce. We need to be ready for anything that comes down the pike.

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