Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Obama Finally Condemns MoveOn for 'General Betray Us'

Takes Obama a while to do the decent thing. I'd count this as a Pander Pivot.

The complete post from Goldfarb at The McCain Report, (Obama ought to check Olberman for this last year.)
We are heartened by Barack Obama's belated entry into the debate over MoveOn.org's egregious attack on the loyalty of General David Petraeus. As the Hill reports, during his speech today on patriotism, Obama condemned MoveOn's 'Betray Us' ad as a product of the "old, threadbare arguments" that have trapped our politics:

All too often our politics still seems trapped in these old, threadbare arguments – a fact most evident during our recent debates about the war in Iraq, when those who opposed administration policy were tagged by some as unpatriotic, and a general providing his best counsel on how to move forward in Iraq was accused of betrayal.

The United States Congress condemned MoveOn's attack some nine months ago in a resolution with broad bipartisan support. Obama was at the Senate that day, casting a vote affirming his support for U.S. troops 40 minutes prior and casting a vote to redeploy U.S. troops from Iraq two hours after the Senate voted on an amendment to "strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces." Obama somehow missed that vote. Regardless, we're sure he was disgusted with the group's attack then, and that his renunciation now is sincere.

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