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Sunday, September 9, 2007

MoveOn.org Calls Petraeus a Traitor

I was hoping that this wasn't true. Maybe this article was just a rumor. Please say it's just not so, not even moveon.org wouldn't stoop this low would they?

Sorry Pastor, it's true!

OK, so if that's the case, the gloves are off!!!!!!!!

Easy Pastor, you might ruin your Christian witness.

I don't think so. There is right and there is wrong, and I think it is high time for Christians to speak out against what is wrong with this country. Calling a decorated war veteran and current commander of troops who are fighting for our country a traitor is WAY MORE THAN JUST WRONG!

I belong to a group of people called Patriots-for-Conservative-Values. We are in the process of demanding that each elected member of Congress give their position on this topic. Time to stop hiding behind these groups of thugs who can say whatever they want with no repercussions.

I will keep you posted on how you can demand that your elected officials stand on this nonsense. As I've said before, if you're against the war - then as an American that is your right. To commit outright treason against our country is another, and I'm mad about this whole situation.

Read the article and be prepared to have your blood pressure rise!

Pastor Ed


MoveOn.org Calls Petraeus a Traitor
Do Democrats in Congress agree?
by Pete Hegseth 09/09/2007
5:28:00 PM

Tomorrow--as General David Petraeus provides his Iraq assessment to Congress--the antiwar group MoveOn.org is running a full-page advertisement in the New York Times under the headline: "General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House."

Let's be clear: MoveOn.org is suggesting that General Petraeus has 'betrayed' his country. This is disgusting. To attack as a traitor an American general commanding forces in war because his 'on the ground' experience does not align with MoveOn.org's political objectives is utterly shameful. It shows contempt for America's military leadership, as well as for the troops who have confidence in him, as our fellow soldiers in Iraq certainly do.

General Petraeus has served this country for over 35 years with honor, distinction, and integrity. And this is not just about General Petraeus. After all, if General Petraeus is "cooking the books," then the entire military chain of command in Baghdad, and all the staff, military and civilian, who have been working with General Petraeus are complicit, since Petraeus did not write his report in isolation. They are all, apparently, 'betray[ing] us.'

MoveOn.org has been working closely with the Democratic congressional leadership --as an article in today's Sunday New York Times Magazine makes clear. And consider this comment by a Democratic senator from Friday's Politico: "'No one wants to call [Petraeus] a liar on national TV,' noted one Democratic senator, who spoke on the condition on anonymity. 'The expectation is that the outside groups will do this for us.'

So, veterans who served in Iraq ask the Democratic leaders in Congress: Does MoveOn.org speak for you? Do you agree with MoveOn.org? Or do you repudiate this despicable charge?

MoveOn.org has helped frame the core choice: Whom do we trust to run this war--MoveOn.org and its allies in Congress, or Gen. David Petraeus and his colleagues?

Pete Hegseth is executive director of Vets for Freedom and an Iraq War veteran.