From The Politico, on Leftist attack groups such as MoveOn.org:
These groups have no problem going after Petraeus, as evidenced by heavy criticism of him by Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (“It is clear that Americans cannot trust any assessments that come out of this White House, or Gen. Petraeus when it comes to the war in Iraq”) and the Center for American Progress, among others. But it is a tactic that Democratic lawmakers themselves want to avoid.
“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.”
Patriotic Americans should thank God we didn’t have such treasonous, self-loathers in significant numbers during World War II. If we had, I’m afraid we’d all be eating sour kraut or sushi.
HT to the Weekly Standard blog.