Thursday, April 24, 2008

A real one

Everyone knows Admiral William Fallon has denied calling General David Petraeus an "ass-kissing little chicken-shit", but it still seems a pretty good summary after a year as Bush's yes-man in Baghdad. Now, "progressive" blogger Spencer Ackerman, writing about Petraeus' promotion to Centcom, says the promotion "reaffirm[s] [Petraeus'] status as his generation's most respected general officer..." Now that's an ass-kissing little chicken-shit.


Blogger Dick Durata said...

Don't they always come in pairs?
Anyway, amen.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous ran said...

indeed. Ackerman's a Petraeus fluffer from way back. probably on the Pentagon payroll.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I like seeing so-called 'progressive' writers and pundits being called out.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

When General Petraeus appears before Congress, he basks in the myth of what linguists like George Lakoff call 'metonymy,' a mode of thought in which a leader stands for the institution he or she leads. In fact, Bush's General Pet is not the spokesman for the U.S. military. He's just another one of Busheney's political hacks who happens to wear (flaunt) a uniform.

11:18 AM  

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