Both Move-On.org and GOOGLE have scrubbed this ad from their websites now that they think Obama is so “brilliant” for hiring General David Petraeus, the same General that the Democrats trashed when he was in Senate confirmation hearings in 2007.
BNI, however, will post it as a reminder for when you hear the left wing scumbags slobbering about how wonderful Petraeus is.
ABC NEWS Jonathan Karl reports: Back in September 2007, when moveon.org attacked General David Petraeus as “General Betray Us,” the Senate passed a resolution to express “full support” for Petraeus and to “strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.”
The resolution passed 72 to 25.
The list of “NO” votes reads like a who’s who of Democratic power players: Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, the entire Democratic leadership of the Senate (Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Murray) and the current chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (Levin).
Also interesting are those who did not vote: Senators Joe Biden and Barack Obama.
And although Senator Obama skipped this vote, he was in Washington and did vote on the other two measures that came up for a vote that day (one before the Petraeus vote, one after).
Back then, many Democrats were critical of Patraeus because they believed he was exaggerating progress made in Iraq during surge. Today, when asked about past Democratic criticism, Senator Levin said General Patraeus has “proven himself in the field and that he is a supporter of the president’s policy and that he is the architect of a counterinsurgency strategy.”
Here’s the roll call for the vote, which took place on September 20, 2007
DeMint (R-SC) Dole (R-NC)
Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL)
Feingold (D-WI) Harkin (D-IA)
Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV)
Not Voting – 3
Biden (D-DE) Cantwell (D-WA) Obama (D-IL)
The military is finally telling the unvarnished truth about President Obama\’s dysfunctional national security team
HOW QUICKLY THEY TURN – From the DAILY KOSsacks – tearing down General McCrystal.
DAILY KOS General Stanley McChrystal has fantasized in writing about killing the U.S. president in the White House with a handgun. “The president strode in smiling,” McChrystal wrote. “From the right coat pocket of the raincoat I carried, I slowly drew forth my 32-caliber pistol.”
The passage appears in the Rolling Stone article The Runaway General as author Michael Hastings quotes one of McChrystal’s short stories, “Brinkman’s Note.”
I hope the Secret Service strip searches this monstrous thug before his meeting with Obama in the White House Wednesday. For the humiliation, mainly. But you can’t be too careful with this devil.
Hastings’ article reveals that sometimes, America’s military is not made up of our best and brightest, but of our sickest and most pathological criminals. Half frat boy, half eighth-grader, half murderer and all evil, McChrystal is a sad remnant of Donald Rumsfeld’s dysfunctional Pentagon who should have been kicked out of the military in West Point rather than be allowed to slouch his way through a brutal career and find his way into the White House. (Yet he was OBAMA’s hand-picked General, probably beause he’s the only General who voted for Obama)