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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 02:21 PM
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33. There's more to the article.....Obama seems to support Petraeus
"When the surge was announced last year, liberal grassroots group MoveOn ran the notorious ads calling Petraeus General Betray-Us. Obama defended Petraeus at the time and since then, MoveOn has been more muted in its tactics against the war."

Obama has recently put even more distance between himself and MoveOn. Last week, he voted for, and congratulated Petraeus on, his confirmation as the head of Central Command with responsibility over Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia.

Sen. Obama congratulates Gen. Petraeus on this important confirmation, and wishes him well in carrying out a broad range of responsibilities in a vital region to the United States, Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, told the New York Sun.

"kind words for Petraeus have fueled grumbling that the Illinois senator is moving toward the political center. Obama also angered his anti-war political base earlier this month by saying that he would refine his Iraq policy after he talks to the generals in that country."

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