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General Petraeus Will Be Honored in Super Bowl Ceremony

This is too cool (via Jim Hoft):

US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully'' Sullenberger and the crew from Flight 1549 will be honored by the NFL before the Super Bowl.

Sullenberger, co-pilot Jeffrey B. Skiles and flight attendants Doreen Walsh, Sheila Dail and Donna Dent will be recognized before the start of Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sullenberger was praised as a hero for a deft landing Jan. 15 on the Hudson River after both the plane's engines were disabled following a collision with a flock of birds. All 155 passengers and crew members were rescued.

Also being honored is Gen. David Petraeus, who heads the U.S. Central Command.

Petraeus will be part of the coin toss ceremony, which also include past Super Bowls greats Lynn Swann, Roger Craig and John Elway.

I (almost jokingly) said when Obama was elected that now maybe at least more in the media would begin to acknowledge the great successes our troops have had in Iraq since it would no longer help Bush or Republicans. Maybe I was right. Hopefully we will see more of this. Sad that they couldn't do it earlier, but better late than never.

I wonder what those nasty "General Betray Us" people will have to say about it.


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An alternate good side to a... (Below threshold)
syn:

An alternate good side to a Democrat presidency, the mainstream media and Kingdom Hollywood will no longer be focusing their cameras on defeating the US Military.

It is tragic to see those Americans only love their country when they are in power then turn around a destroy everything around them when they are out of power; they're like petulant brats screaming to get their way and if they don't they'll make sure everyone around them suffers. I don't think these Americans have an iota of self-awareness and are completely mindless of their action, their egos will not allow growth.

Holy #$%@%%%#@@<a hr... (Below threshold)
biscuiteater:
A sign of the freedoms Iraq... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

A sign of the freedoms Iraqis now enjoy; an enormous, bronze-colored monument to George W. Bush is erected:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7859444.stm

My nephew just got back fro... (Below threshold)
tyree:

My nephew just got back from Iraq. Before being deployed he was a small part of General Petraeus' staff while they were working on the surge strategy. One of the reasons the Democrats work so hard to suppress the military vote is that Hilary and all of the "General Betray Us" crowd have no traction with the the men and women who know the truth about the General.

Something to remember the next time you have an opportunity to vote. If we win big, they won't be able to cheat, again, and again.

At least with President Oba... (Below threshold)
tyree:

At least with President Obama, we will be able to honor our military again without the communists, socialists, anarchists and some Democrats showing up and spreading lies about them. It will be interesting to see if that hate group "Code Pink" shows up to protest the General.

This is good news for the C... (Below threshold)

This is good news for the Cardinals.

You guys need to lighten up. At a time like this our country should be coming together to root for a Cardinals victory in the Super Bowl.

Thanks for the link Adrian.... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Thanks for the link Adrian. I appreciate also the freedom of expression that the Bush surge brought to Iraq. Representative government is a wonderful thing.

The general at halftime? Uh... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

The general at halftime? Uh, oh. Don't be surprised if the second half is pre-empted by Hussein for a speech declaring that it was he who was actually responsible for our success in Iraq!

Kind of makes up for being ... (Below threshold)

Kind of makes up for being snubbed as Time's "Person of The Year", eh, General Petraeus?

While we all know Petraeus ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

While we all know Petraeus didn't do this all by himself, - it took all of our men and women over there to get on board and strive toward a common goal - General Petraeus is the face of the success. He deserves any and all recognition he gets for carrying that mantle on his shoulders. If the surge had failed, he would have carried that failure as well.

He deserves a well earned salute from military people of all stripes and all of the civilian population as well.

And moveon.org and Dingy Harry should get everyone's middle finger.

Or perhaps, oh, I don't know....

a monument of bronze shoes instead of new sod on the Mall?

I would be surprised if the... (Below threshold)
Diane:

I would be surprised if the "General Betray Us" supporters watch the Super Bowl...I'm sure football is too violent!

You guys are stupid. This i... (Below threshold)
Shailja Mehta:

You guys are stupid. This is a Superbowl PR tactic. He's there because it makes people think that people that conduct/run the superbowl are honorable citizens (not that they're really not, it just enforces it publicly). Ironically, it appeals to those who feel that we as a country are not proud of our missions overseas.




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