WASHINGTON, Sep 12 (IPS) – In sharp contrast to the lionisation of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the U.S. Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus’s superior, Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided Petraeus as a sycophant during their first meeting in Baghdad last March, according to Pentagon sources familiar with reports of the meeting.
Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to be “an ass-kissing little chickenshit” and added, “I hate people like that”, the sources say. That remark reportedly came after Petraeus began the meeting by making remarks that Fallon interpreted as trying to ingratiate himself with a superior.
The Righties are all over MoveOn for their General Petraeus or General Betray Us? ad. Many righties went so far as to suggest some sort of collusion between the New York Times and MoveOn, suggesting MoveOn got a special discount rate on the ad.
My question is, If this story gains traction about Admiral Fallon calling General Petraeus an ass kissing chicken shit, how long before the right swift boats Admiral Fallon?
Update thanks to Evil Poet by way of News Hounds……..