Over the past few weeks returning Iraq from all sides of the political aisle have declared that that the surge was working. Now as General Petraus readies his testimony, Democratic leaders are falling lock stop in line with their boss George Soros. MoveOn has predetermined that the good general’s testimony will be a crock of shit. General Petraus was overwhelmingly confirmed by the many of the same senators who are calling him a liar today. General Petraus is being called a liar by the colleagues of those who came back with glowing reports of the surge. Once again the Democratic party is proving that their priority is not the American people but George Soros and Move on.
“I don’t think Gen. Petraeus has an independent view,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on “Fox News Sunday” about his ability to step back as the top military officer on the ground.
“We should not be fooled into this tactical success debate,” Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said on ABC’s “This Week.” “You can take a tactical success and misread it like we did in Viet nam.”
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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.” 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.’ So, veterans who served in Iraq ask the Democratic leaders in Congress: Does MoveOn.org speak for you? Do you agree with MoveOn.org? Or do you repudiate this despicable charge? MoveOn.org has helped frame the core choice: Whom do we trust to run this war–MoveOn.org and its allies in Congress, or Gen. David Petraeus and his colleagues? Pete Hegseth is executive director of Vets for Freedom and an Iraq War veteran.
“It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces,
and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers.
In fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses
plainly saw all my strategic defects from the start,
yet failed to inform me until it was too late.
Accordingly, I am readily willing to yield my command
to these obviously superior intellects, and I will, in turn,
do my best for the Cause by writing editorials – after the fact.”