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."It appears that the reason MoveOn.org is making this slanderous claim is because the Democrats with whom MoveOn.org is aligned are too "Chicken S**t" to do so themselves.
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.' [emphasis mine]Remember, THIS IS HOW MOST DEMOCRATS SUPPORT THE TROOPS. Consider how despicable these comments are. General Petraeus did not write his report in a vacuum. MoveOn.org has not only besmirched the excellent reputation of the Iraq Commanding General, they have also smeared the reputation of every member of the Military.
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.It is one thing to openly oppose policy. It is repugnant for MoveOn.org and the Democrats to do so in this manner.
Byron York has some interesting history of MoveOn.org and the Question facing Democrats today. (Has MoveOn Betrayed the Democratic Party?)
Also check out this by William J. Dyer at BelderBlog. (MoveOn.org's new ad campaign: "Nanny nanny boo boo, Petraeus is stinky and Bush is too!")
Another view is at Wizbang. (General Betray Us?)