A Couple Disgraceful Democrats and The Class Act that is Duncan Hunter
I missed work today to watch the Gen Petraeus report to house members. After listening to Chairman Ike Skelton and Rep Lantos spout off offensive rhetoric, Duncan Hunter takes the mic. Ms Malkin has this
12:57pm Eastern. A grown-up speaks…GOP Rep Duncan Hunter references the attacks on Petraeus’s character. Duty, honor, country. Those are the principles by which are officers derive their careers and based their careers on…Frankly, Mr. Chairman, the idea that we have spent the week prepping the battlefield attacking the messenger, goes against the honor of this House.
Hunter excoriates the MoveOn disgrace and counterattacks Tom “Fiasco” Lantos. DH: “I think it’s an outrage…bashing the credibility of a general officer whose trademark is integrity, who was unanimously supported in the Senate, and also, Mr. Crocker, who brings an outstanding, unblemished record in the State Dept. to this position.” Hunter counterattacks Lantos on the signficiance of the Anbar awakening.
From Hot Air
Update: Duncan Hunter’s ripping on the Petraeus critics and mentions Lantos by name for impugning his testimony as the product of political operatives. He does a good job responding to Lantos’s point that Anbar is only 5% of the population, noting that it used to comprise 50% of the attacks. Now he’s analogizing the left’s opposition to the Iraq war with their opposition to the cold war. Heh. Hunter asks Skelton to stipulate that Petraeus’s and Crocker’s integrity should be stipulated to by the panel — and Skelton complies.
Indeed. This is a disgrace and Hunter makes it clear that the troops are watching this also. They are seeing how their General is treated and those Code Pink nutjobs being tossed out of the chamber.
I am Proud to Support Duncan Hunter.