Glenn Greenwald has torn apart the smear attack against our troops, which was launched by FOX news analyst David Hunt. The entire thing deserves a good reading, because this is a far more brazen attack than any Move On ad. Hunt is targeting the generals, and as the resolutions passed by the House and Senate tell us - if you attack the general you also attack the troops.
So will we have yet another resolution denouncing Hunt and FOX news for this attack? As we hear more about these attacks, it shows Barbara Boxer's resolution denouncing "any attack" was the more appropriate approach for the Senate.
There is a catch-22 on these resolutions though. Every member of House and Senate must vote exactly the same on the new resolution condemning Rush, as well as one condemning FOX (if there is one). That includes Obama not voting. Democrats who voted against the MoveOn ad must vote against any other resolutions of this nature. If they fail to then it shows a definitive sense of hypocrisy.
Personally I feel that the Senate should never have voted on the MoveOn resolution. They are sworn to help uphold the Constitution, and this was an attempt to silence the freedom of speech that makes our country great. Times have changed over the past couple of weeks though and some politicians greedy for political cover decided to open Pandora's box. The Move On resolution set a precedent and now it must be followed.
The more our Congress follows these idiotic decisions, the closer we get to needing another constitutional convention. If you are for the war or not, you should be ashamed of the fact our Congress spends time debating what we say instead of debating what can change our country for the better.