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McChrystal out, Petraeus in, MoveOn.org scrambling

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Our own Jon Ward reports:

President Obama relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command of the war in Afghanistan Wednesday because of insubordinate remarks by him and his aides in a Rolling Stone article published earlier this week.

“I accepted General Stanley McChrstal’s resignation,” Obama said to reporters in the Rose Garden…

The president is replacing McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus.

That’s right, this Gen. David Petraeus:

Oddly enough, MoveOn.org still had this Sept. 2007 ad up as of June 18, according to their Google cache. But if you go to http://pol.moveon.org/petraeus.html now, it’s gone. They kept it there for almost 3 years before taking it down all of a sudden.

Wonder why?

P.S. HuffPo says, “FLASHBACK: Obama Declined To Vote On Resolution Condemning MoveOn For Petraeus Ad”

Jim Treacher