Monday, September 24, 2007 E-mail this | Print page
War opponents react to conservative complaints and arguments
Turnabout is fair play
"I have read with interest the many letters slamming MoveOn.org for their letter in The New York Times questioning what they say is the "integrity" of Gen. David Petraeus.
All they do is whine about the liberal media. How ironic. They can dish it out, but they sure can't take it.
Following are just a few of the GOP-enabling organizations and their greatest hits: 1) attacks on Ann Richards as a lesbian (when she was running against George W. Bush for governor of Texas); 2) the whisper campaign in the run-up to the 2000 GOP nomination for president that John McCain had fathered a black baby ; 3) and who could forget the "Swift-boating" of both former Sen. Max Cleland, a triple amputee, and Sen. John Kerry, both veterans who served and were wounded in Vietnam. Max Cleland's face actually morphed into Saddam Hussein in GOP-backed attack ads.
Petraeus seems like an honorable man who is being used as another ploy by Bush to buy time for his ill-fated war until he is out of office. The bottom line is that those same people -- the Republican-backed Rove attack dogs -- made this game very dirty, and now when we -- should I mention that terrible "liberal" block? -- do the same they have the audacity to get mad.
Grow up, guys. You are the ones who supported this joke of a president and his merry band of thieves and liars. Now it is time for some payback in the media and at the polls. You wanted to play dirty. Game on!"
"I am overwhelmed with anger every time I see these horrible TV propaganda pieces -- exploiting our wounded service personnel and the parents of the deceased men and women that have served our country -- to try to explain the immoral invasion of Iraq.
Let's set the story straight. There were no WMD in Iraq. Al-Qaida was not in Iraq. Iraq had no responsibility for 9/11. At the time of our invasion, we had the Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis separated, with Saddam Hussein in hiding. Why didn't President Bush leave it that way and capture the real villain, Osama bin Laden?
Now what do we have? 3,800 dead Americans. 100,000 or more dead Iraqis. 10,000 or more service men and women with lifetime mental and physical injuries. Thousands of terrorists now in Iraq. Billions and billions of dollars flushed down the drain with our children's future. And an increased chance of another 9/11 event on our soil. We also get to enjoy the periodic videos from Osama bin Laden.
The citizens that oppose this unjust, unholy and ill-conceived war are the real patriots. We want our young men and women home with their families. Our service personnel should never be used for a president's personal vendetta. Bring our kids home!"