The Democratic Congress and our Military

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Who has more integrity... From FOX News:
Let McChrystal Testify
Prior to the implementation of the surge by the Bush administration, Democrats in Congress demanded that General Petraeus appear before them and testify about his plans and strategy for Iraq.

The Bush administration complied with Congress�s demands because they believed in the surge and knew that General Petraeus was a man of integrity and professionalism who could testify with authority. But, most importantly, they believed in the change in strategy that was being advanced by him and supported by the president.

The Democratic plan was to demonize and discredit the general before the cameras and reduce him to a warmonger and a liar in the eyes of the American people. The left-wing activist group took out a full-page ad in The New York Times labeling the commanding general of our war efforts in Iraq, �General Betray-us�. Then there was Senator Hillary Clinton who eyeballed the general during the hearing and told him in effect, I find what you are telling us incapable of belief.

Needless to say, their efforts backfired. The general came across as a man of integrity who could not and would not be bullied. He came across to the American people as a credible military leader and Democrats in Congress came across as disrespectful and unpatriotic.
So why this editorial? From Yahoo/Congressional Quarterly:
McCain Rebuffed in Bid To Compel Afghanistan Testimony From Military
The Senate on Thursday defeated along party lines an attempt by President Obama's vanquished Republican opponent to require the commander of military forces in Afghanistan and other officials to testify before Congress by Nov. 15.

By 40-59, the Senate rejected the amendment by Sen. John McCain of Arizona, which he offered to the fiscal 2010 Defense appropriations bill (HR 3326).

The chamber already had adopted an alternative amendment by Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., that would require senior officials to testify only after Obama has decided on his strategy in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The tally on Levin's amendment was 60-39, with Republican George V. Voinovich of Ohio crossing party lines to vote for the measure.

"We need to be clear on our strategy first," Levin said, "and then address the question of the resources needed."
These amoral idiots -- so out of touch with the realities and so unwilling to learn. Playing games with the lives of our citizens and with the lives of a potential friendly nation. Afghanistan grows the majority of the worlds opium. The Taliban steals it from the farmers and sells it to raise money. There is a shortage of pharmaceutical opiates -- we could #1) - pay the farmers a fair price, #2) - eliminate the shortage, #3) - dry up the supply of illegal heroin and #4) - defund the worlds largest terrorist organization. Why isn't our Congress in favor of this? Who is being bought out?

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