The Sense of the Senate

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Just so we know exactly what the amendment said.


(a) Findings.–The Senate makes the following findings:

(1) The Senate unanimously confirmed General David H. Petraeus as Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, by a vote of 81-0 on January 26, 2007.

(2) General Petraeus graduated first in his class at the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

(3) General Petraeus earned Masters of Public Administration and Doctoral degrees in international relations from Princeton University.

(4) General Petraeus has served multiple combat tours in Iraq, including command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during combat operations throughout the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which tours included both major combat operations and subsequent stability and support operations.

(5) General Petraeus supervised the development and crafting of the United States Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual based in large measure on his combat experience in Iraq, scholarly study, and other professional experiences.

(6) General Petraeus has taken a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

(7) During his 35-year career, General Petraeus has amassed a distinguished and unvarnished record of military service to the United States as recognized by his receipt of a Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Distinguished Service Medals, two Defense Superior Service Medals, four Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the State Department Superior Honor Award, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, and other awards and medals.

(8) A recent attack through a full-page advertisement in the New York Times by the liberal activist group,, impugns the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces.

(b) Sense of Senate.–It is the sense of the Senate–

(1) to reaffirm its support for all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, including General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq;

(2) to strongly condemn any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces; and

(3) to specifically repudiate the unwarranted personal attack on General Petraeus by the liberal activist group


Barry Dauphin said...

Although Hillary wants us to believe that she's a tough beeyatch, she's made an interesting mistake by alienating the military as she supports the crowd. This is the stuff which isn't forgotten. The Kos Kidz will be no where to be found when the sh*t hits the fan on the world stage.

nathan said...

MoveOn remark is ok with me in the same way that GOP attacks upon Kerry and other vets was ok with them!
Gen P serving as spokesman for Bush, and what the real probloem is is a political one, as any dummy knows by now. The anti-Moveon crap does not belon g in Congress, of all places, and this false herring is just plain dumb...McCarther was another great hero who finally got slapped down by a plitical figure, Truman, as was needed. Stop the crap reverance for a guy who would lose his job in 24 hours if he did not say what Bush wanted from him.The record is clearn on this and you are simply making a bit thfing out of nothing.Yes. I have served in our military.