Moving swiftly on MoveOn
They won't stop a war the country hates, but by god they sure can move swiftly against a newspaper ad.
House Republican leaders introduced a resolution Monday condemning a full-page newspaper ad from MoveOn.org that criticizes the character of Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of U.S. troops in Iraq.Amping up the rhetoric in the war on extremism, Boehner himself became rather ... shrill. In fact, by the sound of Boehner's bleating, the next GOP move may be to call in the Marines. They usually have little else in their arsenal of responses.
The resolution, authored by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), is cosponsored by 11 Republicans, including Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the ranking member of the Foreign Affairs panel.
The despicable attack MoveOn.org launched against General Petraeus today should be condemned by all Members of Congress, including the Democratic leadership. I urge Members on both sides of the aisle to join in support of this resolution so the House speaks with one voice rejecting the character assassination tactics employed by this extremist group.The GOP hasn't quite learned that everyone is onto the White House game of politicizing the military. If Petreaus deigned to be used a political tool, perhaps he wouldn't suffer the slings and arrows of the theatre that is American politics, here no better demonstrated than by Boehner himself with his unhinged ranting about voter organisations that publish advertisements in newspapers.
Boehner sounds every bit like the school girl whose boyfriend just got smacked on the playground. And these are the dumb shits who spout on about how the Democrats can't face al Qaeda?