From Pete Hegseth posted at The Weekly Standard:
Tomorrow--as General David Petraeus provides his Iraq assessment to Congress--the antiwar group MoveOn.org is running a full-page advertisement in the New York Times under the headline: "General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House."So, MoveOn.org, in effect, calls a highly respected general who was confirmed 81-0 by the U.S. Senate a traitor, but we can't question their patriotism? Hegseth goes on to ask those in congress whether or not they agree with MoveOn and join them in their attack on Petraeus. It appears from the quote above that at least one Democratic senator does.
Let's be clear: MoveOn.org is suggesting that General Petraeus has 'betrayed' his country. This is disgusting. To attack as a traitor an American general commanding forces in war because his 'on the ground' experience does not align with MoveOn.org's political objectives is utterly shameful. It shows contempt for America's military leadership, as well as for the troops who have confidence in him, as our fellow soldiers in Iraq certainly do.
General Petraeus has served this country for over 35 years with honor, distinction, and integrity. And this is not just about General Petraeus. After all, if General Petraeus is "cooking the books," then the entire military chain of command in Baghdad, and all the staff, military and civilian, who have been working with General Petraeus are complicit, since Petraeus did not write his report in isolation. They are all, apparently, 'betray[ing] us.'
MoveOn.org has been working closely with the Democratic congressional leadership --as an article in today's Sunday New York Times Magazine makes clear. And consider this comment by a Democratic senator from Friday's Politico: "'No one wants to call [Petraeus] a liar on national TV,' noted one Democratic senator, who spoke on the condition on anonymity. 'The expectation is that the outside groups will do this for us.'
Kim adds: Those at MoveOn.org are pissed off that their demands are not being met so they threw a mother of a temper tantrum with this ad, making complete fools of themselves. I must ask: are there any adults whatsoever in the Democratic Party or on the left in this country? I fear the answer is no. Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos, the chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, demonstrated his utter childishness today when he said to General Patraeus that nothing the general could say or do would change his mind that the war in Iraq was a failure. He may as well sat there with his fingers in his ears and yelled, "La la la la...I'm not listening to anything you say!" Congressman Lantos proved himself to be nothing but a boy when compared to General Patraeus.
The Veruca Salts of Democratic Party and the left are a complete embarrassment to our great nation.