Remember that Obama Also dissed Petraeus as a Senator!
Thursday, Rush Limbaugh reminded his listeners that in 2007, nearly every top Democrat, Obama, Biden, Hillary Clinton on down, rejected the positive news that General Petraeus relayed from Iraq in the wake of the surge. Moveon.org put out that disgusting ad referring to the General as "General Betrayus" and suggesting he was just covering up for Bush's failure to win in Iraq.
The Senate passed a resolution demonstrating it's support to Petraeus and condemning the efforts by Moveon and other liberal groups to slander him. Obama didn't even bother to show up and vote. He was too busy campaigning for President. Other Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and John Kerry voted against the resolution.
The "news" media also heaped it's fair share of scorn on the good news from Iraq and the report delivered by General Petraeus. Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball program repeatedly referred to Petraeus's testimony on his report as a "dog and pony show."
Now that Obama has handpicked Petraeus to replace McChrystal in Afghanistan, that same news media is now singing a chorus of how "brilliant" Obama's pick was.
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I guess I wouldn't mind the flip flop in the media and among Democrats if they came out and admitted they were WRONG about the success of the surge in Iraq and wrong to slander General Petraeus. But one thing about liberals, they NEVER admit they are wrong about anything.