Much of my early blogging was about the war in Iraq -- the war itself, the media coverage of the war and the treatment of our troops. Listening to the words of Senator Barack Obama talking at General Petraeus in flashbacks today was almost unbearable. It is hard to reconcile that the man who ignored, downplayed and outright denied the successes our troops were achieving is now their commander-in-chief. Senator Obama spoke about what a failure the surge was when there was evidence it was succeeding. He continued to deny that success until the point that to do so would have made him a laughing stock.
I read that the people at MoveOn,org who had created the General Betray Us ads have now quietly scrubbed them from the site. Wow. What courage. I can't say anything else about that right now because I might have to get really ugly about. Instead go read something I wrote a few years ago about the Petraeus Effect. I feel pretty much the same way today as I did when I wrote that
God bless General Petraeus. I can't imagine any reason to want to walk into the situation he is now in, but it is no doubt his love for country and for his brothers in arms. Please say a prayer for him. He is going to need all of them he can get.
Update: More from Greyhawk.