The troops are that much safer now that we have “condemned personal attacks” on Gen. Petraeus and U.S. troops. We can rest assured that today in Iraq no soldier fighting this war will die of an IED or cowardly sniper fire. We can lay our heads tonight knowing that the United States Senate, the most august of bodies, will not rest, will not waiver in it’s fight against personal attacks. The Democrats and Republicans promised to make us safer and now we can see that they intend to deliver on that promise.
Personally I hang my head in disgust at all 100 members of the Senate. To take even 2 minutes to vote on this nonsense is a testament to the often worthlessness of our elected officials. Maybe the ad was right, maybe the ad was wrong but by God men and women are DYING. The Republicans filibuster any attempt to address troop needs and troop strain; they will not vote on issues. What a sad day for us all when the thoughtfulness or thoughtlessness of a political ad is enough motivation to bring every single member of the Senate down to the floor and proceed with a full vote when even the safety and lives of American soldiers cannot provide the same motivation.