Petraeus predicts tough months ahead

…well after Bouhammer did HERE and HERE. But then again maybe the fine General has been reading this blog. At least he could have given me a hat-tip (H/T) as a courtesy.

The above story was written on April 21st.

But then on July 9th, General Petraeus emphasized again that this year is and will continue to be

On July 15th, the following story comes out,,2933,532845,00.html

As of Wednesday, at least 46 international troops, including 24 Americans, had been killed in Afghanistan this month, according to statements by the U.S. military and the NATO command. That matches the tolls for the two previous deadliest months — June and August of 2008.

The rate of deaths in July — about three a day — is approaching some of the highest levels of the Iraq war.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, four-star general or Afghan vet with a blog to figure this out. It is pretty much common sense. I am sure the General feels the same way as me, which is we both wish we were wrong on this prediction.

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