Re: Do Anything, Say Anything for Political “Victory”
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.“If the General’s patriotism is not being called into question, then who exactly does General Petraeus stand accused of betraying?
Governor Mitt Romney has already responded to MoveOn’s message, via an e-mail to National Review Online…
Democrats must make a choice. Will they embrace these deplorable tactics or give General Petraeus a fair hearing? It should be the hope of all Americans that we give him a fair hearing. Certainly, he and our men and women in Iraq deserve it. In the coming days and weeks, there will be much debate about the future course in Iraq, but this debate should be free of the kind of shameful tactics MoveOn.org has shown today. It’s time we heard from the generals, not Washington politicians and not ultra-liberal advocacy groups. All Americans should keep an open mind.