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No More Hiding From The Truth

The above YouTube is from the folks at  Jon Soltz had this to say about the last two days of testimony:

“The president is hiding behind General Petraeus, and that was abundantly clear today. General Petraeus was given an order – find a military solution for Iraq where there is none, and without concern for troop overextension or the larger war on terror. General Petraeus followed his orders, giving the president what he wanted to hear, and now the president will hide behind that to justify his failure as a commander in chief.”

“General Petraeus has a very limited area of concern – the US military in Iraq – and his testimony today reflected that.”

“When one looks at the grander scale, past just the military in Iraq, the picture is dismal, and becoming a critical danger. From the Government Accounting Office report to Congressional Research Service report to the report by General Jones, it is clear that there has been no political reconciliation overall in Iraq or increased security, despite our military’s strongest efforts. From Admiral Fallon to Admiral Mullen, those above General Petraeus in the chain of command are telling the president that this war is hurting our military and our global security. The president has chosen to ignore all of this, in favor of a report based on a false premise with faulty findings, signed by a General with a very limited scope of concern. Call it denial, or call it stubbornness, or whatever you want; it all boils down to the same thing – this president still refuses to listen to those he needs to listen to, in favor of those who tell him what he wants to hear.”

No more hiding from the truth. The Bush Administration’s policies make us less safe. Please call your Senators and Congresspeople and tell them what you think — today. Tell them that they will be held accountable for their actions, and inactions.  You can reach them toll free here (H/T to katymine):

1 (800) 828 – 0498
1 (800) 459 – 1887
1 (800) 614 – 2803
1 (866) 340 – 9281
1 (866) 338 – 1015
1 (877) 851 – 6437

PS:  Rush Limbaugh is an ill-informed, factually-challenged moron.  Yeah, yeah, I know.  What else is new?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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