David Petraeus IS A SECRET MUSLIM

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Really, media? Is it really newsworthy that President Obama said thank you in Arabic to an Arabic-speaking leader and an Arabic-speaking press? Could it be that the reason he didn’t say “shukran” on the campaign trail was because he wasn’t addressing, say, the king of Saudi Arabia, rather than the “emergence” of his “Muslim roots”? Yes, his youth spent in a Muslim country was so cleverly concealed that it didn’t actually appear in his memoir unless you read it in the original Arabic.

Ben Smith points out some interesting facts about the previous president’s treasonous use of Arabic, but I’ve got a bigger scoop — one surely destined to be blasted across Drudge. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, has nefariously concealed his Muslim heritage. But now it can be told! Just look at what he told the press as he was ending his tour as U.S. commander in Iraq last September:

GEN. PETRAEUS: Well, again, As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, masa’ al-kheir, good afternoon to all of you, and shukran jaziilan for joining us for today’s roundtable.

Can we really trust military commanders who speak other languages on occasion? Everyone knows that by adopting a different language you disrespect the monolinguistic United States and effectively become a citizen of the country in which that language is uttered. Come to think of it, have we ever really seen Petraeus’s birth certificate?

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Comments

31 Comments

Paul
Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

Get a life and stop trying to scare people. Don't you have anything better to do with your life but write this garbage…you and the whole Fox crew need to get a life!


word
Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

I'm with Paul.. Thanks for wasting almost a minute out of my life for reading this garbage. Even if Petraeus WAS Muslim, I'd just find that to be pretty cool..


GayMuslim
Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

Freaken Hysterical.


Debbie Does
Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

I think some of you people are missing the obvious here….Ackerman is being sarcastic.


ABC
Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

You two completely fail for not recognizing obvious satire.


Mimi13
Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

Clever!


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Tok
Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

No, if he was saying thank you in the language of his Muslim youth, he would say 'terima kassi'. the Muslim world is WAY BIG with many languages, dude. Do you know any?


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Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

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Comment posted June 3, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

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Mike
Comment posted June 4, 2009 @ 4:20 am

It takes a lot more than uttering few words in Arabic to become a Muslim. People like Ackerman and the Fox news hate mongers are pethetic and may be they need to learn some arabic to be worthy of listining to.


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Marina
Comment posted June 4, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

Brilliant! I especially liked the birth certificate conjecture. LOL!


Marina
Comment posted June 4, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

Brilliant! I especially liked the birth certificate conjecture. LOL!


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