Thursday, September 20, 2007
Senator John Cornyn (r- TX ) sponsored an amendment condemning the MoveOn ad that called General David Petraeus a liar and potential traitor. It passed with bipartisan 72-25.
The amendment did not mention MoveOn by name, but was merely to express the sense of the Senate that General Petraeus deserved the full support of the Senate and to strongly condemn personal attacks on his honor and integrity.
All 25 of the senators who voted against this amendment were Democrats. And not just any Democrats, but two presidential candidates who want to be commander-in-chief an dclaim to be qualified for the job, as well as the top leadership of the Senate Democrat Caucus, including Senators Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin,Barbera Boxer, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Carl Levin the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chuck Schumer....
Here's the full list:
Barack Obama and Joe Biden decided to try and straddle the fence by simply not voting.
This is the same general that these people voted to confirm in command and now refuse to support in the least, in time of war..because they'd rather appease the Angry Left. And those Democrats who decided that simple decency and honor were more important than kowtowing to the likes of Moveon deserve credit for taking that stand.
As for the others, it's a disgrace that the senators listed above couldn't even muster the courage to give a vote of confidence to someone who has put his life on the line many times to preserve their freedom. Instead, he was forced to endure an insulting grilling that not only questioned his integrity and patriotism, but his intelligence.
It's more and more obvious that MoveOn, Code Pink and the rest of the Angry Left control the Democrats, at least most of them, and especially the ones running for president.
MoveOn indeed has the right of free speech, and so do these senators ( courtesy of warriors like General Petraeus) . But it's also true that these people, by and large, despise the military, cannot be trusted to defend the country and are heavily invested in America's defeat, for their own sordid political purposes.
Nothing could be clearer
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 4:19 PM