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  • Pelosi Blames Retired General Petraeus for ISIS Victories

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former CIA Director David Petraeus for the current challenges with the fight against ISIS in Iraq on Thursday at her weekly press briefing.

    Petraeus stated that the United States is losing the fight against ISIS in Iraq during an interview Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” but argued that it was still possible to turn the tide.

    “These are fights where if you’re not winning, you’re probably losing because time is not on your side,” Petraeus said. “It’s arguable now in Iraq. We’ll turn it around.”

    Pelosi  rebutted Petraeus’ statement during the House Democrat Leadership Press Conference, claiming he misrepresented the number Iraqi troops that he trained to take over when the United States left.

    “General Petraeus said last night that we are losing the war in Iraq. How do you see it?” a reporter asked the California

    “Well, General Petraeus had the responsibility of training the troops in Iraq,” Pelosi said. “I remember going over there on any number of occasions and hearing from him on some of (the trips) that he had trained 175,000 Iraqi troops and personnel so that they can take over their own effort. So I would ask him about that. I think the number was far smaller than was represented to us.”

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week have expressed concerns over the threat posed by ISIS as police foiled an alleged terror plot in Boston earlier this week and the terror group seized  the key Iraqi city of Ramadi last month.

    Pelosi’s comments on Petraeus begin at 9:32 in the video above.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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