Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Wringing of hands

Truly, the media and Republicans came unhinged over the Moveon.org "Betray Us" thing. A certain delusional right-wing commenter became apoplectic over on Liberal Lean when Barry posted a link to the ad.

Apparently, according to these folks, General David H. Petraeus is a paragon of objectivity, floating high above politics and partisan considerations, and would never, ever, even think of shilling for the WH. And to even suggest that this might not be the case is -- not to put too fine a point on it -- outright treason.

Apparently Chuck Hagel, Republican Senator of Nebraska, didn't get the memo:

Maher: Isn’t a dirty trick on the American people when you send a military man out there to basically do a political sell-job?”

Hagel: It’s not only a dirty trick, but it’s dishonest, it’s hypocritical, it’s dangerous and irresponsible. The fact is this is not Petraeus’ policy, it’s the Bush’s policy. The military is — certainly very clear in the Constitution — is subservient to the elected public officials of this country.. but to put our military in a position that this administration has put them in is just wrong, and it’s dangerous.”

1 comment:

Gleemonex said...

This is why I have very mixed feelings on Hagel retiring. On the one hand, it helps to break the Republican stranglehold; on the other, he's one of the few thinking people in his party and in the Senate, and we're all worse off against the Bush maladministration for losing a guy with his cred.