MoveOn.org: "Now that's a general!"
Daily KOS: "Fabulous Job" General!"
Count Basie: "Yessir, That's My Baby!"
Answering critics' allegations that the Left is anti-military, a host of mainstream media and Leftist screedpools paraded retired general, Ricardo Sanchez across the top of their news stories yesterday. No MoveOn.org ads for Sanchez, only admiration for a general the Left clearly respected, agreed with and yes, adored.
From CNN:All but exclaiming, "I'm rehabilitated now!", Sanchez proclaimed his surprising turnaround with a collection of buzzwords and phrases sure to make Code Pink hearts beat faster.
WASHINGTON-- A former commander of coalition forces in Iraq issued a harsh assessment of U.S. management of the war, saying that American political leaders cost American lives on the battlefield with their "lust for power."
Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, coalition commander in 2003 and 2004, called the Iraq war "a nightmare with no end in sight," for which he said the Bush administration, the State Department and Congress all share blame.
Tears of joy mingled with mochas at the New York Times. Here was a general to believe, and no half-price ad cuts would have to be given. Loving labels such as “living a nightmare with no end in sight”, “catastrophically flawed, unrealistically optimistic war plan” and "catastrophic failure" leaped off the page in the Times' reportage.
Proving that all one has to do to be redeemed in the eyes of the anti-war media groupies is condemn Bush; Sanchez, commander in Iraq during the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, was now clearly on the side of truth and justice. Ricardo Sanchez, condemned the War in Iraq and finally, the Left has found a real American hero. Whatever the retired general had previously scheduled, time now will have to be set aside for photo ops with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Frank Murtha.
Of the 55-gallon drums of filth Democrats flung at Gen. David Petraeus, the current commander in Iraq, one doesn't remember the label "stupid" being applied. But the impression now is that Petraeus was indeed, "stupid". All he would have had to do to avoid the slurs and arrows of the queue of Democrat midgets was tell them the surge was "desperate", as Sanchez did. Poor Petraeus could have avoided all that trouble if only he'd sung the Sanchez tune. A "catastrophe" here, a "derelict in their duties" there, and he'd have had clear sailing at the Congressional hearings.
Because to the anti-war crowd, a "nightmare" is their wet dream.
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