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.There’s much more to the Washington Times’ editorial, including a very effective refutation of the Dems' slanders, before it ends with:
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 MoveOn.org have an advertisement scheduled to run in today's New York Times titled: "General Petraeus or Gen. Betray Us?"
The MoveOn.org 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."
[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.
Hat Tip: Realclearpolitics.com