Akaka, Bingaman, Boxer, Brown, Byrd, Clinton, Dodd, Durbin, Feingold, Harkin, Inouye, Kennedy, Kerry, Lautenberg, Levin, Menendez, Murray, Reed, Reid, Rockefeller, Sanders, Schumer, Stabenow, Whitehouse, Wyden
These are 25 United States Senators –24 Democrats, one Socialist– who voted against a resolution introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R – TX) condemning MoveOn.org’s McCarthyite attack last week on General Petraeus. This list includes two senators who want to be Commander in Chief, yet they refuse to condemn a vicious, puerile attack on the general they voted to put in charge in Iraq —who is getting results— and on the men and women who serve under him. Many of these same senators, including candidates Clinton and Dodd, voted to confirm General Petraeus in his position just eight months ago.
It shouldn’t be surprising, since these same senators –and their party– have staked their electoral chances on an American defeat in Iraq. Having done everything they can to delegitimize this war since soon after the invasion and faced with a report that cut the legs out from under their cries of doom in Iraq, they were forced to resort to personal attacks on the character and honor of General Petraeus and all those he commands. Clinton’s comment that Petraeus’ report "required a willing suspension of disbelief" on her part –in other words, that he is a liar and a shill for the administration– is surpassed in its jaw-dropping insult only by the MoveOn ad itself. This is how she supports the troops?
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that these modern-day Copperheads lack the strength of character to defend an honorable officer who is only doing his duty to the best of his ability. Yet while I note that half the Democratic caucus did vote for the resolution, the fact that half voted against it is appalling. That two of them are presidential candidates is disgusting, and shows how deeply the Democratic leadership is addicted to the money of far-Left groups like MoveOn, a leader of which once said after the 2004 election that they had bought and paid for the Democratic Party, and they intended to take it.
I guess they have, at that.
(hat tip: Power Line)
LINKS: More at Blue Crab Boulevard and Captain’s Quarters.
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