Skip to comments.Daily Kos: General Petraeus Wore Fraudulent Medal
Posted on 09/22/2007 11:31:06 AM PDT by llevrok
Tonight at Daily Kos, the new mainstream voice of the Democratic Party, theyve found a new angle from which to attack General Petraeus: Hey, MoveOn! Petraeus Wore Fraud Medal At Testimony.
Examining General Petraeuss medals, his official bios and then comparing three reports of events on 3/30/2003 in Najaf, Iraq - two by prize-winning embedded journalists and one understood to be by Army personnel (which document this diarist will produce to a responsible party at any time) - this diarist cannot conclude other than that General David Petraeus wore a medal for combat valor in his testimony before Congress that was a sham, propaganda and a dishonor to his troops and nation.
I will be extremely surprised if there is anything to these charges, but its not my area of expertise, so LGF military lizardsplease weigh in.
(shakes head) ping
exactly. they are the biggest hypocrites on earth.
If that's the case, I'm surprised they're not encouraging him to run for POTUS as a democrat.
No specifics given - presumably because it’s a totally unfounded accusation fabricated out of whole cloth.
If true, lets hope he doesn’t take a gun to his head like Admiral JM Boorda did.
Dailiy Kosies is a fool or a liar or both.
General Petraus’s list of decorations
U.S. military decorations
* Defense Distinguished Service Medal
* Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Bronze Star Medal (with V Device)
* Defense Meritorious Service Medal
* Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Joint Service Commendation Medal
* Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Joint Service Achievement Medal
* Army Achievement Medal
Not true. Daily Kosie author is a fool or a liar.
I doubt that You have any area of EXPERTICE
And here I thought it was they crying we shouldn’t ever question medals? I guess that only applies to John Fraud sKerry.
There you go. Over here folks. Excellent point!
I could probably comment on this if they would identify the Medal they are referring to. Without any specifics you have to assume it’s just a “hoping something will stick” charge. I also doubt that anyone in this group could identify any medal if they are displayed.
Right. General Petraeus didn’t have enough medals, so he picked one up at a pawn shop to beef up the array.Thank goodness for an observant leftie.
I note that his “fruit salad” is missing a vital ingredient: the U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal. So what if he is an officer and a gentleman, and good conduct is assumed? /s/
My head makes a ping noise too, when I shake it. Lack of guacamole, I think, Ali.
I agree. The Kosie founder claimed he was recruited by the CIA a few years back.
Though it comes across as a joke, it is sad Admiral Boorda took his life because of the medal, V for valor he wore, was in question.
As others pointed out, Kerry has 3 purple hearts. Self inflicted wounds.
Good conduct medal are not awarded to officers.
expetise, not expertiCe.
and I am the poster, not the Kos wingbat who developed this loonie idea.
Some of the guys I drill with were wondering about his CAB (Combat Action Badge) as combat badges are not generally awarded to General officers. I am not really certain as to what the regulation is about awarding the CAB though, but perhaps this is what the Kossacks are refering to.
Anyone who would believe this bull chit is a fool, and since the lunatics believe it is them who are the fools
gives new meaning to the words sanctimonious calumniator.
(one wonders if the big brave reporter would go running to his mommy if the general smacked him across the face with a giant glove.) imho
here’s the kos bit
it’s crap.....they hope it will fly for a day or two.....BSV along with a star and wreath above jump wings shows ME that someone making some BS accusation as appears on kos is not reasonably familiar with these issues. (let alone the REST of Petraeus’ salad and Iron)
If General Petraeus had received three Purple Hearts for splinters and bruises, that would have been OK with the Kosmonuts.
Remember the last time they blamed a 4 star with “fake” medals. It was not good. The media basically killed a guy and got away with it. I guess they are trying it again.
The general should do that.
>> I will be extremely surprised if there is anything to these charges
As will I.
If the charges are false, then the statement is slanderous.
Of course, General Petreus has way too much class to pursue the matter — as well as more important things to do.
Rock on, General. Most of US is solidly behind you and your troops and your mission; I don’t care what the MSM and the Donks say.
Wow. What a resume. General Petraeus is a real American hero.
Sorry, I just don't get it..But that is not surprising given teh lefts penchant to twist everything ("Planed Parenthood", Affirmative Action, "Progeressive", etc..)
Hope the dems call for a Senate investigation on this,no,really I do.
Haig wore one.
as in chaos...yup.
The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to enlisted personnel for three years of active federal service, during which time the recipient has neither absconded with unit funds, attempted to seduce the commander’s wife, nor contracted more than the company average of venereal diseases.
That’s what the First Sergeant used to say, anyway.
From Wikpedia on the CAB:
“The Combat Action Badge (or CAB) is a military badge worn in the U.S. Army. The emblem features both a M9 bayonet and M67 grenade. The Combat Action Badge may be awarded to any soldier after the date of September 18, 2001 performing duties in an area where hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay is authorized, who is personally present and actively engaging or being engaged by the enemy, and performing satisfactorily in accordance with the prescribed rules of engagement. Award is not limited by one’s branch of service or military occupational specialty, but is only authorized for wear on U.S. Army uniforms. A silver badge 2 inches (5.08cm) in width overall consisting of an oak wreath supporting a rectangle bearing a bayonet surmounting a grenade, all silver. Stars are added at the top to indicate subsequent awards; one star for the second award, two stars for the third award and three stars for the fourth award. In comparison to the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), the CAB has a silver rectangle backing rather than blue, and the CAB is 1 inch shorter in length than the CIB.”
I don’t see a limitation on rank like there is on the Good Conduct Medal which is limited to enlisted personnel. Based upon the above it appears to me that he’s earned this one.
Not eligible since he’s an officer. If he were a mustang (naval term) he could have earned one but since he’s a ring knocker he isn’t eligible.
Thanks for the graphic of Hillary! Petreaus Clinton.
That really needs to be silk-screened onto maybe 100,000 T-shirts.
HERE’S A SURPRISE FOR THE FAGGOTS AT dailykox:
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 Universitys 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 Americas 25 Best Leaders.
(Updated 8 March, 2007)
Haig never wore a CAB as it is a new award that has only been awarded since the start of the GWOT. He probably wore a CIB (Combat Infantryman’s Badge) which he earned as a junior officer in WWII (or Korea). Patraeus may have been awarded the CAB-I am unsure of the regulation-but combat badges are generally not awarded to senior officers.
* Bronze Star Medal (with V Device)
Petraus was awarded this medal. I am guessing during the initial invasion of Iraq. This is the medal the Daily Kook is lying about.
BS.If you're talking about Boorda you're dead wrong. Boorda was not and is still not authorized the Combat "V" on either his Navy Achievement Medal or Navy Commendation Medal, so says the Board for Correction of Naval Records. He acknowledged that fact when he stopped wearing the Combat "V" on both awards over a year prior to killing himself. Boorda was also being treated for depression by a private physician at the time of his suicide. The individual who exposed Boorda, LtCol Roger Charles USMC Ret., also exposed several other flag officers padding their fruit salad. None of the others committed suicide. The only one responsible for Boorda shooting himself is Boorda.
I am not sure what AR 60-8-22 says about the CAB. I believe that it says that the CMB is not to be awarded to officers above the rank of Colonel-and says the same about the CIB. There may not be any similar restriction on award of the CAB, but that is the only thing I can think of that might apply (other than the Kossacks being full of crap).
The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to enlisted personnel ... attempted to seduce the commanders wife, nor contracted more than the company average of venereal diseases.
1: May be awarded to any soldier.
2: Soldier must be performing assigned duties in an area where hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay is authorized.
3: Soldier must be personally present and actively engaging or being engaged by the enemy, and performing satisfactorily in accordance with the prescribed rules of engagement.
4: Soldier must not be assigned/attached to a unit that would qualify the soldier for the CIB/CMB.