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Dems Keep Quiet on Petraeus Appt Despite 2007 Slam

By Andrea Tantaros   |   Friday, 02 Jul 2010 11:21 AM

Finally, the far left has figured out when to shut up. After years of taunting, jeering and seeking to criticize and undermine Gen. David Petraeus, they're now, thankfully, staying silent when it comes to the man who has been tasked with picking up the pieces in a very volatile Afghanistan.

No surprise why those on the left are suddenly patient and understanding: A Democrat is commander in chief.

When George W. Bush selected Petraeus to lead the much-debated surge in Iraq, an onslaught of criticism ensued. In perhaps the most disgusting display of disloyalty, MoveOn.org spent thousands of dollars to personally humiliate the general in a full-page ad that read: "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?"

In the days that followed, the Senate voted on a resolution to condemn the attacks on Petraeus' honor and integrity. It passed with 72 "yeas" to 25 "nays" and 3 not voting, displaying that Petraeus hadn't just become an enemy of the far left, but also of some moderate Democrats, as well.

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