General Petraeus, that is. Spot heard somebody say that on the radio the other day in reference to the fake umbrage that the Senate Republicans, along with the complicity of many Democrats in the Senate, including Amy Klobuchar, have mounted over the MoveOn.org ad: "General Betray Us." Spot wrote this about Klobuchar's vote:
Which brings Spot to the truly cowardly vote of Amy Klobuchar in favor of the Senate resolution to condemn MoveOn.org for the ad. With her votes on the recent Iraq supplemental funding, her vote on the FISA legislation, and now this, Amy Klobuchar is proving a great disappointment to many Democrats in Minnesota. By voting for this resolution, Klobuchar simply assisted the administration is taking the public's attention away from the true debate.
[update] At Salon, Joan Walsh called the MoveOn.org vote a "profile in cowardice" by the Democrats who voted for it. [/update]
Now the House has voted to condemn MoveOn.org, too. The only member of Minnesota's entire House delegation to vote against the measure was Keith Ellison. Evil Bobby expresses particularly keen disappointment over Tim Walz's vote, since he got a lot of support from the netroots, including MoveOn.org members, in his successful bid to unseat an incumbent congressman. Spot shares that keen disappointment.
Keith Olbermann took a dim view of Bush's use of General Petraeus, too. Borrowing the quote (again) from a post at Three Way News:
But a shot at General Petraeus — about whom you conveniently ignore it is you who reduced him from four-star hero to a political hack — that merits this pissy juvenile blast at the Democrats on national television?
Your hypocrisy is so vast, sir, that if we could somehow use it to fill the ranks in Iraq you could realize your dream — and keep us fighting there until the year 3000.
The line between the military and the civilian government is not to be crossed.
There seems to be plenty of betrayal to go around these days.