Thursday, September 20, 2007

Senator Murray Does Not Support The Troops And Does Not Know Why

This morning, Senator Murray voted No on the following:
SEC. 1070. SENSE OF SENATE ON GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS.
(a) Findings.–The Senate makes the following findings:
(1) The Senate unanimously confirmed General David H. Petraeus as Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, by a vote of 81-0 on January 26, 2007.
(2) General Petraeus graduated first in his class at the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
(3) General Petraeus earned Masters of Public Administration and Doctoral degrees in international relations from Princeton University.
(4) General Petraeus has served multiple combat tours in Iraq, including command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during combat operations throughout the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which tours included both major combat operations and subsequent stability and support operations.
(5) General Petraeus supervised the development and crafting of the United States Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual based in large measure on his combat experience in Iraq, scholarly study, and other professional experiences.
(6) General Petraeus has taken a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
(7) During his 35-year career, General Petraeus has amassed a distinguished and unvarnished record of military service to the United States as recognized by his receipt of a Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Distinguished Service Medals, two Defense Superior Service Medals, four Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the State Department Superior Honor Award, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, and other awards and medals.
(8) A recent attack through a full-page advertisement in the New York Times by the liberal activist group, Moveon.org, impugns the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces.
(b) Sense of Senate.–It is the sense of the Senate–
(1) to reaffirm its support for all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, including General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq;
(2) to strongly condemn any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces; and
(3) to specifically repudiate the unwarranted personal attack on General Petraeus by the liberal activist group Moveon.org.

So I called her Seattle office and was originally told it is a free speech issue... sorry, stop right there, there is no free speech issue here. Nobody is saying MoveOn.org can not say anything, nobody is threatening them with arrest. Drop the free speech issue reasoning. Then I was told I should look at the web site. I already had, nothing there. So maybe I should call Washington D.C., I have never got an answer to any question I have asked that office in the past, not sure why today would be any different.

So let me explain why she voted no. Patty Murray has no morals. She either truly believes a no vote was proper, in which case she does not support the troops or more likely she is afraid of offending the MoveOn.org crowd. Now if it is the later, what she is saying is that her vote is for sale, she does not vote the way she believes but rather what is best for her. No big surprise here.

H/T Hot Air

1 comment:

Benjamin said...

LOL...you are so......LOL