Obama does it again. The guy is a genius.

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    Obama is moving General David Petraeus to head up the CIA. Probably the USA's greatest expert on counter terrorism. Another brilliant move from Obama.

    Probably signals the draw-down from Afghanistan after the fighting season.

    Takes a potential rival out of the next presidential race. Remember, Republicans drafted Eisenhower because they didn't like any of the other candidates. AND Eisenhower was the last Republican president to balance the budget.

    Obama has a way of getting his political rivals to work for him. Doesn't matter their past relationship, he gets the talent. See Sec. of State.

    Obama kept the best from the Bush administration, slim pickings and all.

    Obama is obviously a thoughtful leader and a diplomat.

    The Republicans can't see this. It must be too "dark".
     
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    MoveOn.org ad controversy
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The MoveOn.org ad controversy began when the anti-war liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org published a full-page ad in The New York Times on September 10, 2007 accusing General David H. Petraeus of "cooking the books for the White House". The ad also labeled him "General Betray Us".[1] The organization created the ad in response to Petraeus' Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq. MoveOn hosted pages on its website about the ad and their reasons behind it from 2007 to June 23, 2010. On June 23, 2010, after President Obama nominated General Petraeus to be the new top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan (taking over the position from retiring General Stanley McCrystal), MoveOn erased these webpages and any reference to them from its website.[2]

    Ya raging hypocrites strike again
     
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    Perhaps they found they didn't have enough evidence? Accusations aren't "truth". See "birther". See "not a citizen". See "pals around with terrorists". See "didn't go to Harvard". See "Trump". See "Palin". See "Acorn". See, well, actually, you might was well see 90% of the Republican Party and 99% of their leaders. Oops.
     
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    LMAO!! Hypocrites you do have to laugh and here you are standing the the middle of them.

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    Verb 1. move on dot org: Liberal ~ Socialist ~ Commies

    Except for Joe Lieberman, all Democrat senators and congressmen have refused to condemn the MoveOn.Org ad. It seems clear that they had some advance knowledge of it, given not only this ominous bit from Politico on Sunday (Sept 09 2007): “‘No one wants to call [Petraeus] a liar on national TV,’ noted one Democratic senator, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "The expectation is that the outside groups will do this for us."




    Kurt Wilson’s “Tribute”






    Andrew Acosta’s “Iraqi Army: Patriots 4 Freedom”






    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.



    "Gen. David H. Peteraeus Responds To MoveOn.Org's Disgraceful Attack"





    SCREW YOU MOVE ON DOT ORG!
     
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    Since when do Liberals admire people in the military?

    They traditionally spit on soldiers.

    Here, we have a blathering idiot supporting an Army general?

    Wow....

    Can we expect this nutsack to enlist next? Probably not....
     
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    Another Liberal idiot :clap2: an Army general...

    Odd.
     
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    Whatever happened to "General Betrayus"?

    And moving an outsider to CIA is a really bad idea. The CIA has its own culture and an outsider will just get screwed around with by the people who actually know what is going on.
    I guess Petraeus has won the war in Afghanistan so now is free for other duty.
     
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    Hey heretic, how many Democratic politicians did see giving ANY credence to MoveOn.org or any of the movements that pushed such rhetoric?

    I'll give you till 2012 to produce that evidence.

    Go for it!
     
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    How many Dems denounced the ad? I'll wait for your list.
    Meanwhile you can read these quotes about Petraeus
    http://articles.cnn.com/2007-09-10/...etraeus-and-ambassador-crocker?_s=PM:POLITICS
     

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