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The General’s Smackdown

General Petraeus-you know, the guy who helped us win in Iraq-tells Cheney what he can go do with himself.

General David Petraeus countered recent suggestions by former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday that the United States is less safe under the Obama administration.

“I wouldn’t necessarily agree with that,” Petraeus said during an appearance on CNN where he was asked about Cheney’s comments.

In an interview on CNN two weeks ago, Cheney defended Bush administration interrogation policies and the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay as making the U.S. safer. He criticized Obama for announcing changes to U.S. interrogation policies, which he said had foiled terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Pressed about Cheney’s comments, Petraeus did not directly criticize U.S. interrogation policies that some have said amounted to torture. But in offering a defense for traditional U.S. “values,” he also did not defend Cheney’s remarks.

“I think that there is in fact a good debate going on about the importance of values in everything we do,” Petraeus said. “It is hugely significant to us to hold so dear to the values we’ve fought for over the years,” he said.

Petraeus was the one who reminded our troops about those values-and, along with replacing Rumsfeld with Gates, represented a break with the anything-goes attitude of Cheney’s world. I really wouldn’t mind seeing him as the next Secretary of Defense for either Obama or whomever his Republican replacement might be. As for Cheney, he can go back to yelling at those damn kids to get off his lawn.

Posted by West Virginia Rebel on 03/29/09 at 05:13 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

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Posted by on 03/29/09 at 07:45 PM from United States

Actually it looks like Petraeus didn’t say much of anything here.

Posted by josparke on 03/29/09 at 07:59 PM from United States

Really… It was more of “I don’t want to talk about it"… Not the “Smack down” our reality challenged host, WVR, is making it out to be.

There he goes trying to pull something out of something completely different again.

Posted by on 03/29/09 at 09:27 PM from Germany

General Petraeus-you know, the guy who helped us win in Iraq-tells Cheney what he can go do with himself.

“I wouldn’t necessarily agree with that,” Petraeus said during an appearance on CNN where he was asked about Cheney’s comments.

Like the Sesame Street song goes, “One of these things, doesn’t belong...”

Whether Petraeus agrees with Cheney or not, he’s not going to be stupid enough to throw the Commander-in-Chief under the bus, and subsequently undermine the operation that Petraeus himself is in charge of winning.  That was a trap question by the reporter that a blind man could have seen.

Leftists are going to be crowing about this interview, but keep in mind that they were the same people carping about Petraeus’ efforts in Iraq and trying to torpedo his testimony with the chickenshit “General Betrayus” ad.  Given his record, I’d take Petraeus’ word over anyone else’s, be it Obama, Cheney, Bush, or your average parasite left-winger.

Posted by on 03/30/09 at 07:02 AM from United States

your average parasite left-winger.

That would be WVR alright.

Posted by on 03/30/09 at 07:20 AM from United States

Smack Down ? Holy crap WVR you should stop watching WWF. This was not a smack down. Your title is very misleading.

If you think this was a smack down you might want to get to the hospital for that splinter removal !

All he did was disagree and protect his ass from Obama and his administration of “take over the world”.

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