You’ve got to hand it to them. They nearly stole the show from the Code Pinkos yesterday, even John Kerry surmises that they’re “over the top,”, their hardball tactics may become an issue in next year’s elections, and to any reasonable person the idea of pre-emptively smearing a man who has worn the uniform of America’s defense for about 30 years would be beyond the pale. But not only is smearing Gen. David Petraeus not beyond the pale for MoveOn, it’s not even a thing that slows them down. The Washington Times obtained an email from MoveOn’s high command to its shock troops today, and it doesn’t reflect any sort of introspection on MoveOn’s part at all. They’re cranking their crankery up a notch.
From: Nita Chaudhary, MoveOn.org Political Action
Sent: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 14:34:44 -0400
Subject: General Petraeus and the Truth
Dear MoveOn member,
Yesterday, General David Petraeus misled the country.
He used faulty statistics and cherry-picked intelligence to argue that American troops should stay in Iraq for the foreseeable future. The general said we’re making major progress — and we have to stay the course. Sadly, independent assessments show that things in Iraq have gone from bad to worse.
And so forth. They’re accusing Gen. Petraeus of lying under oath. Which is ironic even if it were true, since MoveOn was founded upon the idea that the country should just “move on” from the accusations swirling around then President Bill Clinton, including the since proven allegation that he lied under oath and suborned the perjury of others. Back then the nascent leftwing outfit was all about moving on; now they’re the chief accuser. And they were defending a liar then and defaming an honorable man today.
Never forget what MoveOn is. It’s a creature of the Soros empire, and a very acquisitive creature at that. As if that wasn’t bad enough, another Soros group ran afoul of US election law last year, got fined, and disbanded. They’ll probably restart as a new group for the next election, scoff the law again, disband again, and reconstitute again for 2010.
MoveOn won’t say boo about any of that, of course.