July 12, 2011 5:41 pm ET filed under Ad Check
Liz Cheney's New Ad Distorts Military Leaders' Testimony To Accuse President Obama Of Not Supporting The Troops
In a new ad attacking President Obama's timeline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, Liz Cheney's "Keep America Safe" PAC edits testimony from General David Petraeus and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, to claim that "President Obama ignore[d] his generals' advice." In fact, both Petraeus and Mullen repeatedly indicated support for the president's drawdown schedule in their testimony, and both men described the long, deliberative and inclusive process behind the decision in terms that make the "ignore his generals" charge downright silly. The president's job as Commander in Chief is to exercise his own judgment based on the advice he receives, not to simply sign off on the recommendations of his military advisers.
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General David Petraeus spoke in favor of ending torture and closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. If Republicans truly believe their oft-repeated desire to "listen to commanders on the ground," they should do just that.