Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Defeatists' denials

It's bad enough that Democratic Presidential candidates use the appearance of Gen. David Petraeus as an opportunity to bang the drum for their campaigns. What's worse is the malevolent refusal to credit the evidence of improvement in Iraq.

It's lovely when a general, whose credibility and integrity is beyond question to any rational observer, is accused of being a waterboy for the President and essentially of lying to Congress. That's how the Defeatocrats treat him. And it leads to this Pauline Kael moment from Chris Dodd:

Mr. Dodd announced that he would not support any funding bill for Iraq or Afghanistan unless it included a date certain for withdrawal. "People are getting tired of hearing things are getting better. I don't know anybody who believes that," he said.

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