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The Petraeus Plot Against Obama

February 3, 2009

President Barack Obama already appears to be the target of a well-organized strategy directed by senior military officials -- and aided by their allies in the Washington press corps -- to force Obama to renege on his campaign pledge to bring U.S. combat troops home from Iraq in 16 months.

Investigative reporter Gareth Porter describes his discovery that Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other U.S. military leaders have been pressuring Obama to scrap his original withdrawal commitment and using friendly opinion leaders to undercut Obama with the American public.

(The story summary continues below.)

Porter reports that these military leaders already launched a public relations campaign, designed to paint recent events in Iraq in their favor, while setting Obama up for blame in the event of any failures. So far, however, Obama has surprised these military leaders by sticking to his guns and demanding a 16-month withdrawal plan, Porter says.

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