Later in the segment, I noted the remarkable political rehabilitation of Gen. Petraeus within left-leaning circles over the last four years. In the fall of 2007, the Left targeted him with reprehensible personal attacks in advance of his Congressional testimony about President Bush's successful Iraq surge strategy. Remember this?
You may not recall that Sen. Barack Obama was among a small handful of Senators who declined to condemn MoveOn for that dreadful smear. During the hearings themselves, Sen. Hillary Clinton infamously questioned Petraeus' honesty:
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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