Tom Lantos of CA is a disgrace and he owes General Petraeus as well as the American People an apology. He insinuated in his opening remarks that the General’s testimony was tainted and accused him of being a liar. This is nothing new for the left-winged Democratic liberal establishment.
Lantos was not even born in this country, he was born in Hungary. You would think that he would appreciate freedom that has been provided for him from valiant men like General Petraeus and others.
I am ashamed that someone like this ingrate sits in Congress looking down his nose at a four-star general who he voted to confirm! The democrats confirmed the General and now they are attacking him. Makes sense doesn’t it?
This is what Lantos said: (Courtesy of the gavel)
“We can not take ANY of this Administration’s assertions on Iraq at face value anymore, and no amount of charts or statistics will improve its credibility. This is not a knock on you, General Petraeus, or on you, Ambassador Crocker. But the fact remains, gentlemen, that the Administration has sent you here today to convince the members of these two Committees and the Congress that victory is at hand. With all due respect to you, I must say … I don’t buy it. And neither does the independent Government Accountability Office or the Commission headed by General Jones. Both recently issued deeply pessimistic reports… In the last few days, General Petraeus, media have reported that you are prepared to support a slow drawdown of our forces in Iraq – beginning with a brigade or two, perhaps at the end of this year. This clearly is nowhere near enough… It is time to go – and to go now.”
No, Congressmen Lantos, it is time for you to go! Do all of us a favor and resign, because by saying what you have said, someone should bring you up on treason charges, because it is clear that you do not appreciate freedom or the sacrifices made for it to be possible for you to be free.
People pontificating like Lantos disgust me.