I find this appalling. Today John Boehner, my congressman, decided to blame the generals on the ground for the failures in Iraq.
How dare Mr. Boehner take such a stance against our military. This on the very day he threatened to “beat Mr. Kerry to death” because of Kerry’s comments.
Now will the media attempt to clear themselves of their label of “media bias” and report none stop on what Mr. Boehner said today? John Kerry is not running for office this year, John Boehner is. This story demands at the very least the same amount of attention that the Kerry story received. We have the Majority Leader blasting our troops on the ground and our President making jokes about the very reason why 2,800+ United States soldiers have died.
The following is a release from Harry Reid:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /U.S. Newswire/ — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on House Majority Leader John Boehner’s decision to blame the troops for Republican failures in Iraq.
“John Boehner ought to be ashamed. He’s blaming our troops for failures in Iraq. If he wants to cast blame, he can start by looking in the mirror because he and his Congressional Republican colleagues have rubberstamped the Bush Administration’s failed policy for nearly four years. Our troops in Iraq have performed bravely. It’s political leaders like Congressman Boehner and Donald Rumsfeld, who have failed. I expect President Bush and Congressional Republicans, who demanded John Kerry apologize, hold their own party’s majority leader to a much higher standard. There’s no spinning his disparaging comments. He made them. He needs to apologize.”
Aravosis has a copy of the statement Howard Dean has released.