Memories of ‘General Betray-Us’ « The Washington Independent
The National Republican Senatorial Committee furthers the not-so-subtle strategy of supporting an Afghan surge while making Gen. Stanley McChrystal, not President Obama, the visionary whom Americans must support. In a press release, they blast Jennifer Brunner, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio (whose fundraising has been flagging) for a Huffington Post op-ed in which she makes a lengthy case against an Afghan surge. Brunner challenges McChrystal’s credibility based on his “previous association with the abuse of detainees and with the incident surrounding Pat Tillman.”
The NRSC’s Amber Wilkerson Marchand goes nuclear:
Jennifer Brunner should immediately apologize not only to General McChrystal, but to all American troops, for her inflammatory and baseless attacks against one of our nation’s top military commanders. … Brunner should be ashamed for stooping this low and she should apologize immediately.
Two years ago, Republicans got most Democrats to denounce MoveOn.org when it attacked Gen. David Petraeus’s credibility on Iraq. This isn’t a new playbook.