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More bi-partisanship....in the Senate no less (update)
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, September 20, 2007

Can't wait to see what the Netroots have to say about this:
The Senate voted Thursday to condemn an advertisement by the liberal anti-war group MoveOn.org that accused the top military commander in Iraq of betrayal.

The 72-25 vote condemned the full-page ad that appeared in The New York Times last week as Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, testified on Capitol Hill. The ad was headlined: ''General Petraeus or General Betray Us? Cooking the books for the White House.''
See, it is possible to get 60 votes.

On a more serious vote:
The Senate also planned to vote on legislation by Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Reid, D-Nev., that would cut off funding for combat next year.
Which has about as much of a chance of passing as Dennis Kucinich has of sitting in the Oval Office in Jan. of '09.

But, at least they are attempting to use their basic power of the purse to stop the war without wringing their hands over the consequences.

UPDATE: Well that didn't take long. Netroots reaction.
 
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TPM Still calls Lieberman a democrat, apparently...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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And I love this... About the Boxer amendment from one hour earlier
In the meantime, an alternate resolution introduced by Barbara Boxer that would have condemned MoveOn but also the GOP for attacking war heroes Max Cleland in 2002 and John Kerry in 2004 failed (and by failed, I mean got a majority of votes) 51-46
Smearing a serving general and questioning the actions of at least one person who’s a definate traitor (meeting with the enemy during war and acting against US interests) are the same thing to these people...

Fascinating...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Hillary voted against the condemnation I believe?

Yet another torpedo she’s gonna take in the broadsides during the general election...
 
Written By: shark
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Hi,

This General is an honorable man who has dedicated his life to OUR country and has the Bronze Star Medal for Valor

___

Gen. David H. Petraeus
Commanding General ~~ Multi-National Force - Iraq



General David H. Petraeus assumed command of the Multi-National Force-Iraq on February 10th, 2007, following his assignment as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. Prior to assuming command at Ft. Leavenworth, he was the first commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, which he led from June 2004 to September 2005, and the NATO Training Mission- Iraq, which he commanded from October 2004 to September 2005.

That deployment to Iraq followed his command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during which he led the “Screaming Eagles” in combat throughout the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His command of the 101st followed a year deployed on Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia, where he was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations of the NATO Stabilization Force and the Deputy Commander of the US Joint Interagency Counter-Terrorism Task Force-Bosnia. Prior to his tour in Bosnia, he spent two years at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, serving first as the Assistant Division Commander for Operations of the 82nd Airborne Division and then as the Chief of Staff of XVIII Airborne Corps.

General Petraeus was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1974. He has held leadership positions in airborne, mechanized, and air assault infantry units in Europe and the United States, including command of a battalion in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and a brigade in the 82nd Airborne Division. In addition, he has held a number of staff assignments: Aide to the Chief of Staff of the Army; battalion, brigade, and division operations officer; Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander - Europe; Chief of Operations of the United Nations Force in Haiti; and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

General Petraeus was the General George C. Marshall Award winner as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Class of 1983. He subsequently earned MPA and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and later served as an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the US Military Academy. He also completed a fellowship at Georgetown University.

Awards and decorations earned by General Petraeus include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the State Department Superior Honor Award, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, and the Gold Award of the Iraqi Order of the Date Palm.

He is a Master Parachutist and is Air Assault and Ranger qualified. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge and French, British, and German Jump Wings.

In 2005 he was recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s 25 Best Leaders.

LIAR...I do not think so.

Peace!
Steve
General David Betray Us
 
Written By: Steve Johnson
URL: http://iraqsinconvenienttruth.com/
o-O

I’m confused by that last post. Is he in the pro-Petraeus, or pro Betrayus camp?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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