Cliff May has a post up at the NROC describing something our friends at moveon.org are up to. In short, they apparently intend to run an ad in today's New York Times asking "General Petraeus or General Betray us?" This is, of course, a pre-emptive strike against whatever conclusions General Petraeus may draw in his much-awaited report to the Congress upon military operations in Iraq.
I concur in Mr. May's question---are they questioning a general's patriotism? If we on the right were to do this, or even hint that the political left suffers from a deficit of love of country, they'd go ballistic. Meanwhile, they go all out and suggest that a commanding general not named Benedict Arnold will betray American interests by "cooking the books for the White House", and that's OK.
The lone consolation here is that moveon seems to have a tin ear when it comes to doing anything other than revving up its foam-at-the-mouth formations---recall the Bush ist Hitler ad they ran a few years ago---so perhaps this'll backfire and they'll find themselves looking at the usual failures and bemoaning La Pelosi.
Paraphrasing an old remark made by former President Richard Nixon, "When the liberals do it, that means it is not immoral." It must be nice.
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.
EDIT: Byron York has a piece on the 'Betray us' campaign here.Posted by Country Pundit at September 10, 2007 02:14 AM | TrackBack