Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hate Speech Against a Brilliant American General is Fine

All he is done is succeed in the job he was given -- but the Left called him a liar before he had even spoken:

"This week, the left-wing group published a rather vile full-page advertisement in the New York Times that smeared the character of Gen. David Petraeus. There is a subgroup of American leftists who hate this nation and, of course, hate the military, and the ad reflected a combination of paranoia and venom. Moveon confirmed Thursday that it paid $65,000 for the ad, about a 67 percent discount from the standing NYT rate of approximately $181,000-plus for a full-page ad. However, a Times spokesman denied the discount was due to any political bias, but was due to other factors regulating the newspaper's ads.

The Republicans in Congress called upon the Democrats to renounce such hate speech. But Democrats in both the House and the Senate rejected calls to condemn the ad, saying Republicans are trying to take attention off what they call the president's failed Iraq policy. That, of course, makes no sense. Condemning the ad would take about ten minutes, hardly time enough to take senators' minds off the nation's Iraq policy.

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, introduced an anti-ad measure. But Democratic leaders said they would not allow a vote on the nonbinding resolution.


So America's Congressional Democrats think baseless slurs against a distinguished American soldier are not worthy of condemnation. But just utter the "N-word" once and there would be a huge outcry.


I have just put up in the sidebar of my Dissecting Leftism blog something that was inspired in part by the disgraceful treatment of General Petraeus.