Thursday, June 24, 2010
So now the Dems trust Petraeus?
That's former Senator Barack Obama "questioning" General Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker back in 2007. It had to be tough for a career military man, with combat experience, to sit there and be dressed down by a senator whose life experience consisted of community organizing. One also remembers the full page ad in the New York Times paid for by Obama's biggest supporter George Soros, the money man behind MoveOn.Org, that called General Petraeus, General Betray Us just prior to his above testimony on the "surge" in Iraq. You might also recall how Obama was almost alone in refusing to acknowledge the success of the "surge." It would be difficult to ascribe that reluctance on the part of Obama to anything but blatant partisan politics: it was on George Bush's watch so it couldn't have been successful.
Now here is Obama yesterday after he accepted the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal:
Funny how, when it's his war, Obama recognizes the tremendous worth of General Petraeus. All it took was an administration run by Democrats for General Petraeus to regain his well-deserved reputation. Petraeus has to be one of our greatest patriots to stand there next to Obama and Biden with a straight face. God bless him and grant him continued success in our defense.
This article published by the New York Times provides a fair summary of events surrounding the "resignation" of General McChrystal.