The depth of Obama's support of Petraeus

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    I dont know who is going to be running CENTCOM I m guessing some new?

    September 21, 2007
    Senate Approves Resolution Denouncing MoveOn.org Ad

    By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Correction Appended

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 — The Senate approved a resolution on Thursday denouncing the liberal antiwar group MoveOn.org over an advertisement that questioned the credibility of Gen. David H. Petraeus, the American commander in Iraq.

    MoveOn.org, with 3.2 million members, has become a powerful force in Democratic politics and the advertisement it paid for, which appeared in The New York Times, has come under sharp attack from Congressional Republicans and others as unpatriotic and impugning the integrity of General Petraeus.

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, both Democratic candidates for president, voted against the resolution, which passed 72 to 25.

    But curiously absent from the vote was Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, also a Democratic candidate for president, who had canceled a campaign appearance in South Carolina so he could be in Washington for votes.

    Mr. Obama issued a statement calling the resolution, put forward by Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, “a stunt.” Mr. Obama said, “By not casting a vote, I registered my protest against these empty politics.”

    Mr. Obama had voted minutes earlier in favor of an extremely similar resolution proposed by Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California.

    Ms. Boxer’s proposal, which failed, called for the Senate to “strongly condemn all attacks on the honor, integrity and patriotism” of anyone in the United States armed forces. It did not name MoveOn.org, but criticized the ad that appeared in The Times. Mr. Dodd and Mrs. Clinton also voted in favor of Ms. Boxer’s proposal.

    Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who is also seeking the Democratic nomination, was in Iowa and did not vote.

    At a White House news conference, President Bush called the advertisement disgusting and said it was an attack not only on General Petraeus but also on the entire American military.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/21/us/politics/21moveon.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print
     
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    Gotta love how Republicans are against freedom of speech.
     
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    gotta love people who can't read because they have partisan blinders on:

    Mr. Obama had voted minutes earlier in favor of an extremely similar resolution proposed by Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California.

    Ms. Boxer’s proposal, which failed, called for the Senate to “strongly condemn all attacks on the honor, integrity and patriotism” of anyone in the United States armed forces. It did not name MoveOn.org, but criticized the ad that appeared in The Times. Mr. Dodd and Mrs. Clinton also voted in favor of Ms. Boxer’s proposal.
     
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    Obama voted with the Democrat version.
    But would not go against his Master G Soros Move on. org.
     
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    Speaking of which, it seems that MoveOn.org no longer has any problems with Gen. Petreaus, I wonder why.

    Weasel Zippers Blog Archive MoveOn Scrubs “General Betray Us” Page From Website…Update: Flashback to 2007, Obama Skipped Senate Vote to Condemn MoveOn.. Update 2: Rationale Page Also Flushed…
     
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    Obama: what a rube!

    What's next, Bernie Madoff as Sec Treasury?

    Does Obama still believe the Iraqi Surge is a waste of time?

    LOL
     
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    What's next? Will Obama appoint former BP Chief Tony Hayward as his Oil Spill Czar?
     
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    well if we are gonna be for freedom of speech let's include General McChrystal. I'm all for that.
     
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    Willow, did you not know freedom of speech only work in one direction? The Left :lol::lol:


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