Monday, September 10, 2007

Slandering General Petraeus

Today’s lead editorial in the Washington Times begins:

To no one's surprise, the character assassins haven't waited for Gen. David Petraeus to deliver his report on the Iraqi troop "surge" before starting the campaign to trash his honor and reputation.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed Gen. Petraeus made statements "over the years that have not proved to be factual," and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin suggested Gen. Petraeus had "manipulated" statistics.

The Democrats' ideological soulmates at have an advertisement scheduled to run in today's New York Times titled: "General Petraeus or Gen. Betray Us?"

The announcement in particular is worth keeping in mind the next time you hear lectures from the Democrats and the far left about how the Bush administration is "questioning our patriotism."
There’s much more to the Washington Times’ editorial, including a very effective refutation of the Dems' slanders, before it ends with:
[The Democrats] should stop slandering the good name of Gen. Petraeus — especially given that favorite talking point about how much they "support the troops.
Decent Americans wish the Democrats would stop slandering General Petraeus.

That said, who can't understand why so many Democrats feel they have to slander Petraeus? Afterall, if he and his troops are successful, it makes it much harder for the Democrats to win the ’08 election war.

If you don’t believe that, just ask any NY Times editorial board member or DNC chair Howard (“The Scream”) Dean.

The entire editorial is here.

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Anonymous said...

Whenever I hear a "Big D" Democrat whine about the "partisanship" in politics, I immediately get a mental image of Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. The normal state of affairs in politics IS partisan; it's the Democrats who have turned it into an exercise in slander and smearing.

DukeEgr93 said...

Oh - I'm quite sure the Big D Democrats and the Big R Republicans have each done their fair share of poo-tossing in history... Better that we should display our disgust at the purveyors on BOTH sides of the aisle rather than shield one side from their just desserts. Perhaps then, with the legitimacy of balance, real change can come about. Until then, the discussion melts down to, "Oh yeah? Well YOUR guy/gal said . . . . ."

Anonymous said...

I am a Nevada Democrat. I will be doing what ever I can to defeat Harry Reid for reelection. He should be arrested for treason for his Iraq war antics and the country and troops. That goes for Nancy P also.