After Gen. Petraeus' appearance on the Hugh Hewitt talk show, there is simply no denying that the good General is a political puppet. Some of you may
July 20, 2007

After Gen. Petraeus' appearance on the Hugh Hewitt talk show, there is simply no denying that the good General is a political puppet. Some of you may not know why I call Hewitt "The Cowardly Lion." It's an unbelievable exchange he had with CNN's Michael Ware some time ago. (OK, make sure you rinse and spit after reading that...)

Petraeus needs to worry about the war in Iraq and not go on shows like HewittWorld. I didn't know he had the kind of time to waste on a propagandist, who cares little for the country itself. I think John Cole should be honored that the Cowardly Lion named him in a post. Here's some propaganda for you:

I am not surprised that the Bush haters like Sullivan and Cole are outraged that General Petraeus would be interviewed by an admirer of the president, or that the anti-war extremists like Greenwald, Yglesias and the others cannot disguise their contempt for the military (though they think their attack on General Petraeus’ integrity won’t identify them as anti-military.)

You can always tell a propagandist by their use of the military as a wedge issue. The Daily Dish sums it up this way:

Just look how Hewitt coopted the military leadership for the Bush-Cheney narrative. This is pure Weimar: stab-in-the-back reactionaries trying to coopt the military for an agenda of one-party rule in defense of the homeland. Petraeus will regret his misjudgment. For him to aid, abet and ally himself with such a vicious and extreme partisan can only serve to undermine his critical presentation in September.

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