Is anyone else weary of this General Petraeus ad outrage on the part of the Right? Seriously, the General is a big boy, and I'm sure he can take having his views challenged without getting his own knickers in a snit. That MoveOn.org ad was tacky, to be sure, but it was just so much barking in response to all the neocon barking about the war from the likes of Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and the list of yappers goes on and on. It is rather humorous to see the likes of Rush Limbaugh pretending to be outraged, outraged I say! by somebody hurting Petraeus's feelings. Give me a break. Half of what comes out of the mouths of these Far Right mouthpieces is far more offensive than that MoveOn.org advertisement. (If you don't like it, don't read it!) But on they bleat ... in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that there's a mess over there in Iraq that, in large part, we helped orchestrate, and we have a Prez who can't admit he made a mistake, so the hole keeps getting deeper and deeper.
But the truly annoying thing is the colossal waste of time Congress spent mustering up a condemnation of the ad. Barack Obama was right in refusing to even be a part of the discussion. And kudos to Hillary Clinton for refusing to condemn the ad. Last thing I knew, free speech was a hallmark of our society. Remember freedom? You know, that very thing Petraeus is, ostensibly, over there in Iraq fighting for in the first place.
If you're not ever supposed to question a General, and it seems Rudy Guiliani recently suggested as much, then what kind of society of sheep does he want to be da Preznit of? Bleat! Bleat! This is a democracy. We're allowed to question our leaders. Indeed, it is our moral imperative. Given the present corrupt Administration, lately this seems even more urgent a task.