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Daily Kos: General Petraeus Wore Fraudulent Medal
Via OrbusMax.com - Little Green Footballs ^ | 9/21/07

Posted on 09/22/2007 11:31:06 AM PDT by llevrok

Tonight at Daily Kos, the new mainstream voice of the Democratic Party, they’ve found a new angle from which to attack General Petraeus: Hey, MoveOn! Petraeus Wore Fraud Medal At Testimony.

Examining General Petraeus’s 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 it’s not my area of expertise, so LGF military lizards—please weigh in.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: idiots; kos; kossuckers; lunatics; militaryhaters; moonbats; nutcase; petraeus; psychosis
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No mention of Kerry's Purple Heart, however....
1 posted on 09/22/2007 11:31:10 AM PDT by llevrok
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To: txradioguy; SandRat; holdonnow; Just Lori

(shakes head) ping


2 posted on 09/22/2007 11:33:30 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Arlen Specter, the father of the single bullet theory.)
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To: llevrok; All

exactly. they are the biggest hypocrites on earth.


3 posted on 09/22/2007 11:34:30 AM PDT by enough_idiocy (www.daypo.net/test-iraq-war.html)
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To: llevrok
Petraeus Wore Fraud Medal At Testimony.

If that's the case, I'm surprised they're not encouraging him to run for POTUS as a democrat.

4 posted on 09/22/2007 11:35:38 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: llevrok

No specifics given - presumably because it’s a totally unfounded accusation fabricated out of whole cloth.


5 posted on 09/22/2007 11:36:00 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: llevrok

If true, lets hope he doesn’t take a gun to his head like Admiral JM Boorda did.


6 posted on 09/22/2007 11:36:47 AM PDT by rineaux (Just say NO to taglines)
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To: llevrok

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Petraeus#U.S._military_decorations


7 posted on 09/22/2007 11:36:59 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: rineaux

Not true. Daily Kosie author is a fool or a liar.


8 posted on 09/22/2007 11:37:41 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: llevrok

I doubt that You have any area of EXPERTICE


9 posted on 09/22/2007 11:37:44 AM PDT by Schichtel (Scorch)
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To: llevrok

And here I thought it was they crying we shouldn’t ever question medals? I guess that only applies to John Fraud sKerry.


10 posted on 09/22/2007 11:39:06 AM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: llevrok

11 posted on 09/22/2007 11:39:08 AM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

There you go. Over here folks. Excellent point!


12 posted on 09/22/2007 11:39:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Hillary has pay fever. There she goes now... "Ha Hsu, ha hsu, haaaa hsu, ha hsu...")
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To: llevrok

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.


13 posted on 09/22/2007 11:40:03 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: llevrok

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.


14 posted on 09/22/2007 11:40:24 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Kill the Terrorists. Secure the Borders. Give Me Back My Freedom. FRed Thompson can do it.)
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To: MNJohnnie; cardinal4

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/


15 posted on 09/22/2007 11:40:32 AM PDT by Ax (Embrace multiculturalism!! Diversity is our Strength!)
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To: AliVeritas
(shakes head) ping

My head makes a ping noise too, when I shake it. Lack of guacamole, I think, Ali.

16 posted on 09/22/2007 11:40:49 AM PDT by llevrok (With the Canadian dollar now on par with the US dollar, will the illegals here continue North?)
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To: MNJohnnie

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.


17 posted on 09/22/2007 11:41:22 AM PDT by rineaux (Just say NO to taglines)
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To: llevrok

18 posted on 09/22/2007 11:41:37 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Ax

Good conduct medal are not awarded to officers.


19 posted on 09/22/2007 11:42:18 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Schichtel
I doubt that You have any area of EXPERTICE

expetise, not expertiCe.

and I am the poster, not the Kos wingbat who developed this loonie idea.

20 posted on 09/22/2007 11:43:18 AM PDT by llevrok (With the Canadian dollar now on par with the US dollar, will the illegals here continue North?)
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To: llevrok

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.


21 posted on 09/22/2007 11:43:25 AM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal)
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To: llevrok

Or Murtha’s...


22 posted on 09/22/2007 11:45:04 AM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Anyone who would believe this bull chit is a fool, and since the lunatics believe it is them who are the fools


23 posted on 09/22/2007 11:45:20 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge has worked and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: llevrok

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


24 posted on 09/22/2007 11:45:37 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ConorMacNessa

here’s the kos bit

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/9/19/22357/9565

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)


25 posted on 09/22/2007 11:46:01 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: llevrok

If General Petraeus had received three Purple Hearts for splinters and bruises, that would have been OK with the Kosmonuts.


26 posted on 09/22/2007 11:46:40 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: llevrok

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.


27 posted on 09/22/2007 11:46:54 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: ripley
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.)

The general should do that.

28 posted on 09/22/2007 11:47:37 AM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: llevrok

>> 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.


29 posted on 09/22/2007 11:48:50 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: MNJohnnie

Wow. What a resume. General Petraeus is a real American hero.


30 posted on 09/22/2007 11:49:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Still trying to figure out what "kos" stands for, or is mutilated to mean. kos as in "cause", the daily cause? or as in chaos, daily chaos? Or an acronym? kos ='s kids on sedatives? kooks obliterating sensibility?

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..)

31 posted on 09/22/2007 11:49:56 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: llevrok

Hope the dems call for a Senate investigation on this,no,really I do.


32 posted on 09/22/2007 11:51:04 AM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: Michael Barnes
The Lunatic-in-Chief of the Daily Kos is Markos Moulitsas. That's where the Kos is coming from.
33 posted on 09/22/2007 11:52:15 AM PDT by SolidWood
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To: 91B

Haig wore one.


34 posted on 09/22/2007 11:53:37 AM PDT by Safetgiver (So simple, even a Muslim can do it.)
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To: Michael Barnes

as in chaos...yup.


35 posted on 09/22/2007 11:55:20 AM PDT by Safetgiver (So simple, even a Muslim can do it.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

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.


36 posted on 09/22/2007 11:56:10 AM PDT by Mountain Troll
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To: 91B

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.


37 posted on 09/22/2007 11:57:25 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: AliVeritas

DailyKOOKS


NOT ANOTHER RATHER-GATE!

38 posted on 09/22/2007 11:57:43 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Ax

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.


39 posted on 09/22/2007 11:58:47 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Excellent point!


40 posted on 09/22/2007 11:58:49 AM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: Michael.SF.

Thanks for the graphic of Hillary! Petreaus Clinton.

That really needs to be silk-screened onto maybe 100,000 T-shirts.


41 posted on 09/22/2007 11:59:02 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ConorMacNessa

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 University’s 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 America’s 25 Best Leaders.

(Updated 8 March, 2007)
http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=16


42 posted on 09/22/2007 11:59:04 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Safetgiver

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.


43 posted on 09/22/2007 11:59:39 AM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal)
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To: llevrok

44 posted on 09/22/2007 11:59:45 AM PDT by traumer
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To: 91B

* 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.


45 posted on 09/22/2007 12:01:32 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: napscoordinator
The media basically killed a guy and got away with it.

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.

46 posted on 09/22/2007 12:02:34 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: airedale

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).


47 posted on 09/22/2007 12:04:12 PM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal)
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To: Mountain Troll

The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to enlisted personnel ... attempted to seduce the commander’s wife, nor contracted more than the company average of venereal diseases.

LOL


48 posted on 09/22/2007 12:04:28 PM PDT by rineaux (Just say NO to taglines)
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To: 91B
From ArmyStudyGuide.com:

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.

49 posted on 09/22/2007 12:05:01 PM PDT by capydick (Suit Up. Enter the Arena. Play the Game. Play Your Sport)
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To: ARE SOLE

50 posted on 09/22/2007 12:05:11 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("A person's a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss)
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