By: E&P Staff
“TREASON” screamed the front page of the New York Post today, in reaction to Friday’s vote in the House of Representatives which easily passed a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush’s troop surge in Iraq. Seventeen Republicans joined the Democrats in that vote.
The Post’s Ralph Peters caleld it “the most disgraceful congressional action since the Democratic Party united to defend slavery”– roughly 150 years ago.
Peters charged, “Providing aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime is treason. It’s not ‘just politics.’ It’s treason….
“The vote was a huge morale booster for al Qaeda, for Iraq’s Sunni insurgents, and for the worst of the Shia militias….
“We’ve reached a low point in the history of our government when a substantial number of legislators would welcome an American defeat in Iraq for domestic political advantage. …
“If you were an Iraqi, would you be willing to trust Americans and risk your life after the United States Congress voted to abandon you?”