Hey All You Anti-War Crazies….
Just shut up already, and let the Senate deal with it:
Matt Stoller: Chuck Hagel called [General Petraeus’s] performance “a dirty trick on the American people… It’s not only a dirty trick, but it’s dishonest, it’s hypocritical, it’s dangerous and irresponsible.” Admiral Fallon was reported saying that he thinks Petreaus is ‘an ass-kissing little chickenshit” for the way he sucks up to politicians.’ There are a lot of rumors that David Petraeus wants to run for President. My question is, um, is their criticism a mistake as well?
Wes Clark: Well, I think for Chuck Hagel, who’s a sitting Senator who wants to criticize a General, that’s fine. That’s his right to do so. As far as Admiral Fallon was concerned, if he’s got a personal quarrel with Petraeus, you know, that’s between the two of them. Petraeus works for him, obviously he feels cut out and to some extent I’ve known situations like that, but, um, as for Moveon.org, it was a mistake.
Matt Stoller: But why can a sitting Senator criticize a General and millions of grassroots activists not do that? That’s really what Moveon is, it’s not like it’s an entity.
Wes Clark: Moveon’s an organization, and when it does that it distracts from the dialogue that the Senator’s trying to have.
Or not. You can sign the MoveOn petition:
“I will not be quiet, I will fight back, and I will keep speaking out until Congress forces an exit plan for this awful war.”
Hagel, by the way, voted to condemn MoveOn.
I guess that’s his right. He’s a Senator, after all.
“I commend MoveOn for their ad and for speaking truth to power,” said Stark. “Up is not down, the earth is not flat, and the surge is not working. General Petreaus betrayed his own reputation by standing with George Bush in opposition to the timely withdrawal of all of our brave men and women from Iraq. I thank MoveOn for their patriotic ad and call on Petreaus to help Bush end a war the President should have never started.” — California Congressman Pete Stark