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Late Night: Pouting Baby Doesn’t Understand Why Little Davey P Wants a Star for Failing

Pouting Baby doesn't understand why Little Davey P. wants a star for failing. (photo courtesy of Jim White)

Pouting Baby is talking to us again.  —  JW

Two soldiers wrote  a column today in the Wall Street Journal saying that they thought Little Davey P should get a star.  You can’t read that column, though, unless you pay money to Old Man Murdoch, and I don’t like what he does with his money.  But you don’t have to pay to read what CNN had to say about the soldiers’ column:

Now a new debate is swirling in Washington, thanks to an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal pushing for Petraeus to get a fifth star, like military giants of the past.

“The U.S. war against terrorism is now the longest war in U.S. history, and Gen. Petraeus has clearly distinguished himself as a leader worthy of the rank held by Gens. MacArthur, Marshall and Nimitz,” Pete Hegseth and Wade Zirkle, of the group Vets for Freedom, wrote in the Wall Street Journal.

I don’t understand why those soldiers would want Little Davey P. to get a star.  My mommy only gives me a star when I do a good job on something or when I tell her the truth.  Little Davey P has failed at his last two jobs and lies all the time about what a good job he is doing.  Here’s what Cranky Old Jim had to say when Little Davey P got his last job:

Closely related to those concepts is the idea that military figures are not to become engaged in political debates. Petraeus violated that concept in September of 2004, when he published an Op-Ed in the Washington Post touting the terrific progress he was making in Iraq, especially in terms of the training of Iraqis for military and police roles. Coming so close to the 2004 elections, Petraeus’ op-ed was interpreted by many as supporting Bush’s reelection campaign, which was pushing back at the time against charges that the war in Iraq was going badly.

Unfortunately, in the media hubbub over the MoveOn “General Betrayus” ad in September 2007, attention was deflected from the real charges in the ad that Petreaus repeatedly has played loose with numbers in describing metrics of his success and from the real fact that the training Petraus was proposing to begin in 2007 was an admission that all of his “training” of Iraqis in the 2004 op-ed was a total failure.

And now in this new job, Little Davey P has failed a lot of different ways. One of them is the old way, where he says that he is helping to get more soldiers ready for the country we are helping, but those soldiers never turn out to be able to do their jobs. But Little Davey P messed up in a new way not very long ago, when he brought the wrong person to some important meetings.

With Little Davey P being such a failure, I tried harder to understand why those two soldiers want him to get a star. The CNN article says that they come from a group called Vets for Freedom. Here is what they say about themselves:

Vets for Freedom is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying our first-hand knowledge to issues of American strategy and tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Vets for Freedom PAC is a Political Action Committee whose mission is to help candidates-mostly combat veterans-who believe in achieving success in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the overall War on Terrorism, get elected to the United States Congress and other Federal positions.

Uh-oh. CNN didn’t tell us that these soldiers help to get soldiers they like elected. I’ve heard that Little Davey P might want to be President some day. Is that why these soldiers want him to get a star?

PS. Mommy, what’s an ass-kissing little chickenshit? Mommy, what are you going to do with that soap?

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