And it's a very simple, and to the point quote:
“Someone who’s spent their life in the military doesn’t deserve ‘General Betray Us,’”Who had the guts to say that out loud?
MoveOn.org should not have labeled Gen. David Petraeus “General Betray Us” in a controversial newspaper ad, Elizabeth Edwards said in Des Moines Friday.Of course, she still has to prove she's a lefty:
“Someone who’s spent their life in the military doesn’t deserve ‘General Betray Us,’” said Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
Elizabeth Edwards spoke in an interview after a Des Moines campaign appearance. She noted that her father was a career naval officer, and she grew up on Navy bases, so she said she respects military service.
Elizabeth Edwards said the group could have made its point by simply using Petraeus’ own previous words about purported good news in Iraq without insulting him personally.Get that... "purported good news in Iraq." Oh, well, can't have everything.
She's not the only one, either:
Her views on the ad were similar to those expressed Thursday by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin. The Iowa Democrat told a Des Moines Register reporter that the MoveOn.org ad “was a bad choice of words. I would have said, ‘Petraeus, mistaken again,’” Harkin said. “But ‘Betray Us?’ That’s going too far.”I salute Mrs. Edwards and Senator Harkin for having the guts to point out that MoveOn crossed the line.
And a big raspberry to the rest of the lefties cowering before the power of MoveOn!
Hat Tip to NRO's Campaign Spot.