DNC Rips Dem Senators and Reps on Afghanistan
DNC: War opponents "betting against our troops and rooting for failure in Afghanistan."
5:33 PM, Jul 2, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Trying to take advantage of Michael Steele's resignation-worthy comments that Afghanistan is "a war of Obama’s choosing" and that "the one thing you don’t do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan," Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:
It's good to see that the Democratic National Commitee understands what's at stake in Afghanistan—though we at TWS would caution that the "betting against our troops and rooting for failure in Afghanistan" rhetoric may be a little over the line. Most of those who oppose the war in Afghanistan are not "rooting for failure;" they simply (mistakenly) believe that staying and fighting will produce a worse outcome than cutting and running from the Taliban and al Qaeda.
But one has to ask: How can the DNC explain why its criticsm of Steele doesn’t equally apply to the 18 Democratic senators who voted for Russ Feingold's amendment creating a timetable to withdraw from Afghanistan and the 93 House Democrats who voted against the Afghanistan war-funding bill? Aren’t these Democrats, according to the DNC, “betting against our troops and rooting for failure in Afghanistan"? Aren’t these Democrats “undermin[ing] the morale of our troops"?
Update: The Hill has more on the three votes the House took on the war in Afghanistan:
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