WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Majority Leader John Boehner's call for critics to lay off Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld because the generals are responsible for the conduct of the war in Iraq has sparked outrage among Democrats.
Both Howard Dean and Harry Reid have demanded apologies. Here's Howard Dean's statement:
After the Bush Administration’s numerous failures in Iraq, to blame our brave troops is just wrong. John Boehner should apologize immediately. Once again, Republican leadership is pointing fingers rather than taking responsibility for their failures. Our brave troops deserve better from Republican leaders like Don Rumsfeld, John Boehner and Dick Cheney.
And here's the comment from my good friend, Walt Calahan:
It's all the generals fault. Really?
I don't care if the Democrats are outraged. We independent voters are outraged with Republicans and Democrats for this war. But to blame the generals??????????
Just because someone is a "Majority Leader" does NOT make them smart. Election time really brings out the true colors.
I'd call Boehner a horse's ass, but a friend reminded me that my two horses might be listening and take offense. Ha ha ha
Democrats need to fight hard from now until Tuesday and not wimp out. It will be interesting to see how they do.