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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Democrats Two Faced Patriotism

The Democrats have been offered the opportunity to repudiate the slanderous ad by MoveOn.org which calls Gen. Petraeus a traitor. Not surprisingly the Democrats won't even allow the vote to take place. Nancy Pelosi's spokesman Nadeam Elshami simply said his boss "wished [MoveOn.org] wouldn't have done that ad,". Perhaps because it's inconvienent for her supporters to say in public what she doesn't want voters to know she says in private..

John Edwards who has received advertising support from the organization does the typical double speak that Democrats are trying to use for cover

A spokesman for former Sen. John Edwards, a Democratic presidential candidate who has benefited from full-page ads MoveOn.org ran on his behalf, said Mr. Edwards "honors General Petraeus' service and patriotism," but he did not disavow the MoveOn.org ad.

One cannot claim to honor another person's patriotism while standing silent when one's own friends call him a traitor. Imagine a husband telling his wife he loves and respects her yet still hangs out with his buddy that called her a whore. There is small difference.

Edwards is not unique. Congressman and Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich went to Syria and disparaged the United States on Syrian TV.

Thank you. But I love my country, and I want my country to be loved by the world....The effort against Iraq was dishonest, or crooked, from the beginning, and nothing good can come of it, except: The international community is needed to become involved to put together a peace-keeping and security force that can move in as the U.S. determines that it must end the occupation, close the bases, bring the troops home. That's the direction we must take. But we have to understand that the policy was based on a lie.

I don't know what country he loves because he thinks the US is criminal. Many will dismiss Kucinich as a kook, which he is, but his opinions on this issue are not outside of the general position on Iraq of the other Democrats.

That they will not criticize MoveOn.org puts the lie to any claims that they support the troops or their patriotism is impeccable. Call the Democrats what they are, the fifth column.


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