October 15th, 2010
09:17 AM ET

Petraeus: 'Right strategy' in place in Afghanistan

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Friday he is confident that the tough fight in Afghanistan is headed in the right direction and he backs the president's peace moves.

"No one should have any illusions about how difficult the fight will continue to be as we and our Afghan partners strive to bring peace to a nation that has suffered through more than 30 years of continuous war," Petraeus said in a lecture at the Royal United Services Institute.

"Still, I believe that we now have the right strategy in place."

He cited military efforts to improve security in the southern Afghanistan's Kandahar and Helmand provinces and focused on the importance of increasing the size of the Afghan security forces.


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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    thios pig got his rank lying to congress about Me.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    October 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    you chose geln beck over me every day.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    you chose murdoch and bill gates, and all these war criominals over me.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and the entire world now knows you are lying cowardly pigs.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and as you see you cnat not even talk to this filth.
    waste of times.
    Slit Thhier Fuking Throats.
    God Willing.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    im odne posting here c,.n, go murder more of your own troops and die.
    im now going to gut you.
    Get the fuk out.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    October 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      LOL !!!!!!!!!

      October 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      look how these pigs scurry right ebhind me fukintgthings up as they go,,,

      October 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      as Sony NOw adds it self to my s.h,.it list again.

      October 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      or was it chritina?
      oh well, im sorry, i will no longer promorete any of yOUR Videos or artists,,

      October 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      Forigve me for giving Christina a shout out for her Support of the Troos and Talents.
      MY Mistake.
      I wil quit bothering epoepel any more with this video.
      sorry again for wasting MY Tierm supporting YOUR artists and troops.
      as YOU Die.

      October 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      Here il report it as abuse you selfisj fuiking gash.

      October 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ohmygod

    I think General is really rush limbaugh and he's mad they chose glen beck over him. Glen beck being the obvious choice being younger, less rotund, less greasy and has more hair, they're both addicted to viagra and oxy, though, aren't they? MAYBE Rush is pre make-up, hair, girdle and wardrobe, and Glen is his Faux-stage name! Same guy! Yikes!

    October 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ohmygod

    Just having a little fun at you're expense General, but what I lack in your hatred and anger I make up for in agreeance to your frustration. What has happened to the "free world" is criminal. This is all a charade.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kirk

    this is worse than nam. if the american people really knew all behind this thing they too would be peeved, they take our money, set us (our young men and woman) to get slaughtered, wont let them go home, dont listen when the troops tell when they are under too much stress, then when they loose it they cover it up and lie. remember how we got in this mess ,g.bush wanted a war america would not support, so he lied to us. when saddam wouldnt let inspectors in to see his nuclear facilities because we had a spy amongst them he was right. bush and cheeney biggest phucking liars. they are rich beyond any need yet they still cut backdoor deals that screw us all. their antics cost more than money. our whole image to the rest of the world is damaged beyond repair, obama can suk as.s all he wants, they all wish us dead,and he wants to play nice, damn fool.our money goes to our enemies and a few corrupt foriegn govt.s top level. to them this is a job, and they are working hard for job security.

    October 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    NOtice these pigs have now again wasted 4 more months of my time even as they Die.
    oh but to fuking lazy to spend 15 minutes checking Fact.

    October 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    NO onwt wnaser or dres even one point.
    cant despute even oine thing i say.
    so they sete here telling eahc other im not reral.
    so you cna go right on lying and murdering away .

    October 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    IM NOw Going TO Fuk YOU UP ON EvEr LEVEL.
    and watch YOU explain it.
    Fuking pigs.

    October 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Canuck

    Just like in Vietnam America will withdraw from this country due to public pressure

    These people do not want western political systems, nor western ideas

    These people wish to live as they have for thousands of years

    When they do indeed pose a threat then send in the drones, until then send your troops to say, Mexico or North Korea or how about Iran? Or California?

    October 16, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
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