"Last September Democrats were frothing at the mouth as they looked for reasons to declare "The Surge" in Iraq an abject failure.
Unfortunately for the MoveOn.org wing of the Democratic Party, General Petraeus proved to be the military equivalent of Chief Justice John Roberts - intellectually honest and factually powerful.
Democratic Senators - whose staffs had labored for weeks to develop the "killer question" which would embarrass Petraeus - only served to expose the Senators to be the self-promoting, ill-prepared, unproductive academic pygmies they are.
The Democrats in Congress must take care that they are not seen as rooting for failure in Iraq.
Americans are, by our nature, optimists. We may be exhausted by this war, but we will never be so weary that we want our military personnel to lose.
General Petraeus is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have answered the call to duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Given that, it is politically very dangerous for Democrats to try and paint Petraeus as anything other than a patriot."
~ Rich Galen, Mullings