Friday, February 25, 2011

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - Petraeus

I'm not a bit surprised by this if it proves to be true. Also it's my understanding that the David Hasting's is not allowed to embed. It's not because of his articles but because did something unwarrented specified by the embed agreement...

Rolling Stone Article about Brainwashing Angers Petraeus

Gen. David Petraeus
The magazine Rolling Stone is once again rocking the boat at the Pentagon. An article called “Another Runaway General: Army deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators” has prompted General David Petraeus to order an investigation into the story. According to writer Michael Hastings (the same reporter whose article about General Stanley McChrystal got the general fired), there’s all sorts of Manchurian Candidate-type stuff going on in Afghanistan:
The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in “psychological operations” to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war,Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.
Petraeus, the Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, has appointed an investigator to take a closer look at the “facts of issues” raised in the Rolling Stone article. According to a news release sent out by the Department of Defense: