Another Australian Labor Party Fraud spreads the filth:
Defence Minister John Faulkner last night gave US General David Petraeus one of Australia's highest honours, the Order of Australia, for his distinguished service against terrorism in the Iraq war.
Only six years ago, Senator Faulkner had opposed the war and challenged claims that Iraq posed a terrorist threat.
During a censure motion in parliament against the Howard government, he described the decision to send 2000 troops as "unilateral adventurism" and a "confidence trick".
"It was a different story at the Australian ambassador's residence in Washington last night.
As a minister in the Rudd government, Senator Faulkner praised General Petraeus, the man responsible for the successful military surge in Iraq that gave him his promotion to chief of US Central Command.
"Tonight we recognise it was you, General Petraeus, who designed and implemented the strategy which delivered success in the war," Senator Faulkner said. "This award recognises your achievement."
The Defence Minister called General Petraeus a person of integrity and reputation who had "greatly strengthened the Australian and United States military relationship".
Faulkner as far as the Stump is concerned you don't deserve to carry a swag for an Aussie Digger let alone act as a the Defence Minister...