Democrats will try to distance themselves from the Moveon calumny, but their silence is equivalent to an endorsement. A letter was sent to Harry Reid demanding the ad be condemned; no Democrats were among the 33 signers. But what to expect when Reid lays the "intellectual" groundwork for Moveon's slander:
CNN correspondent Dana Bash: ... General Petraeus is going to come to the Hill and make it clear to you that there is progress going on in Iraq, that the so-called surge is working. Will you believe him when he says that?
Harry Reid: No, I don't believe him, because it's not happening.
This is part of a concerted Democratic effort to attack the honor of Gen. Petraeus.
Congressional Democrats are trying to undermine U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus' credibility before he delivers a report on the Iraq war next week, saying the general is a mouthpiece for President Bush and his findings can't be trusted.
"The Bush report?" Senate Majority Whip Richard J. [American GI's are like Nazis] Durbin said when asked about the upcoming report from Gen. Petraeus, U.S. commander in Iraq.
"We know what is going to be in it. It's clear. I think the president's trip over to Iraq makes it very obvious," the Illinois Democrat said. "I expect the Bush report to say, 'The surge is working. Let's have more of the same.' "
The top Democrats — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California — also referred to the general's briefing as the "Bush report."
Leave aside the childishness of these theatrics. Also ignore for now the utter absurdity of partisan Washington hacks like Reid and Durbin having the chutzpah to deign to correct Petraeus, who has been living in Iraq, on the status of the war. The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Gen. Petraeus as commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, knowing full well that he was the author of the Army's counterinsurgency doctrine and the chief architect of the President's plan to "surge" our force levels. The Democrats insisted that Gen. Petraeus provide the Congress with a status report and now they drag his name through the mud before he's even had a chance to testify. But what do you expect from a party whose leaders flat out lie about the efforts of American troops by claiming that their hard work has nothing to do with battlefield success.
Read the rest at the link above.
How were these people elected to lead this country?
Support our troops.