So, you actually thought that General Petraeus was going to be able to make some changes in Afghanistan right? You actually bought into the media hype of what a brilliant decision it was for the president picking him right? You thought the rules of engagement that are getting our troops killed were going to be rescinded right?
Guess again. Ain't gonna happen. And if Petraeus bucks the first time on any of it? They will fire him too.
US to Karzai: New general won't alter Afghan plan
America's top military officer assured President Hamid Karzai on Saturday that newly chosen NATO commander Gen. David Petraeus would pursue the policies of his ousted predecessor, whom the Afghan leader warmly praised for reducing civilian casualties.
Karzai's emphasis on preventing civilian deaths and injuries could make it difficult for NATO to relax rules of fighting that some U.S. troops say give the battlefield advantage to the Taliban. For now, however, no changes have been proposed, said a spokesman for visiting Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.