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April 10, 2008

Wine Critic Tries To Out Tough Guy Gen. Petraeus…Insulting Hilarity Ensues

Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive has the full take down of this assclown but here’s a taste.

Think about any of the generals you've seen in recent years -- Norman Schwarzkopf, Barry McCaffrey, Wesley Clark (all now retired) and others -- and the image you'll conjure no doubt includes a chest full of shimmering decorations. In Petraeus' case, most of them don't represent actual military action as much as they do the general's devotion to the institution of the U.S. Army and vice versa. According to an annotated photograph produced by the Times of London last year, the majority of ribbons on Petraeus' impressive "rack" were earned for various flavors of distinguished service. As brave as he may be and as meritorious in general, is all that ostentation the best way to present the situation in Iraq to an increasingly war-skeptical public?

Umm, isnt’ that coming awful close to calling Petraeus a ‘chickenhawk general’?

This guy, Matthew DeBord goes on to critique the message supposedly sent by General Peraeus wearing his Class A Uniform before Congress. I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure that by regulation, he has to wear that uniform in front of Congress.

Of course if the General wore what he wears on a ‘normal day’ in Iraq, the ever ready to be offended and stupid Mr. DeBord would be railing about the disrespect the General was showing Congress by not wearing his dress uniform.

I know to a guy like DeBord everything is about fashion and proper place settings but allow me to offer this pimple on the ass of humanity a bit of advice…when it comes to the men and women wearing their nation’s uniform, here are the only two words you really need…thank you. If you go much beyond that you run the risk of beclowing yourself.

Bonus bit of assclown bashing below the fold.

DeBord holds Eisenhower out as a model of what a General should look like. I guess he doesn't know that Ike never got anywhere near combat in his career.

Patton on the other hand was a highly decorated WWI combat vet (including the Purple Heart) and he was a stickler for wearing his uniform correctly and some might say ostentatiously.

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