Bill Still Doesn't Understand
I mean, these are the people that funded the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. And the president appointed one of the principal founders of the Swift Boat ads to be an ambassador," Clinton added. "But they're really upset about Petraeus. But it was okay to question [Massachusetts Sen.] John Kerry's patriotism on a blatantly dishonest play that had dishonest claims by people that didn't know what they were talking about."
When you have a former President and, of course, only coincidentally the husband of a current candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying things like this, I fear there is nothing to do but shake my head in disbelief (or disgust... can't decide which just yet. OK. settled. disgust.)
I just have to imagine that Bill is feigning his outrage and that his stance is completely disingenuous... because I cannot believe that he cannot (or will not??) differentiate between an ad by gentlemen who actually served with Kerry questioning the truthfulness and integrity of a political candidate (imagine that!) based on that candidate's
hatchet job on soldiers and Marines SHAM testimony many years before, and the outright attack by a political organization on the integrity of the military (read non-political) commander of troops fighting a war immediately prior to his sworn testimony before Congress. You just can not be that dense, Bill.
"This was classic bait and switch — focus on that [the MoveOn.org ad] as opposed to focusing on what's happened," the former president said.
You mean focus on the success of the Surge??? That's what the General said, Bill. Success. Said it's working. Why don't you and the Mrs. focus on that, Bill??
Don't suppose you're trying to keep from focusing on the fact that Hillary (oh, dear Hillary) called General Petraeus a liar to his face from prepared remarks that she drafted even before she had heard a word of his testimony. And, Bill, I still find it truly despicable that your wife has refused to refute the MoveOn.org attack so as to not upset that political money and PR machine. Bill didn't understand about Honor or Service when he was President, and neither he nor she understand now. And no amount of "all due respect" and "brave men and women of the military" and "the sacrifices of their families" will make this go away nor make it right.
And just so we're clear: I am not a Republican and my outrage at the MoveOn.org attack is neither feigned nor disingenuous.