Thursday, September 20, 2007

Senate condems Moveon.org's ad on Petraeus 72 to 25

Durbin couldn't bring himself to support it, and Obama dodged the vote.
To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces
Check out TPM, and again here, also World Wide Standard.com

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

I do believe that the MoveOn ad was a low blow that was certainly deeply insulting if not outright defamatory. I am not convinced however that strongly condemning personal attacks on the honor and integrity of *all* members of the United States Armed Forces is justifiable or warranted. I need not cite specific examples of occasions when some members of the United States Armed Forces, to say nothing of members of the armed forces of any number of other nations, including those of Canada, have demonstrated a glaring lack of integrity and have brought dishonour upon themselves, their brothers in arms, and their country. The MoveOn attack on General Petraeus should not be used as an excuse to discourage strong personal criticism of members of the armed forces who clearly and unequivocally deserve some strongly worded criticism aka a dressing down. . .