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Gibson: Democrats vested in losing war in Iraq "vampires"

Reported by Chrish - July 31, 2007 -

I know, we've heard it before ad nauseum, but this time he's naming names and getting very specific in his slandering of US Senators and Representatives. Today 7/31/07 John Gibson stated, in his "My Word" segment, that Democrats John Murtha, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Russ Feingold "actually fear a good report on the surge... Whose nightly prayers are evidently that their county lose a war because otherwise they might lose an election?"

This was precipitated by remarks from Rep. Jim Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, who "is quoted by http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/30/AR2007073001380.html">The Washington Post as saying that a positive report on the surge from Gen. Petraeus in September is going to cause "unity problems" for Democrats in the House of Representatives."

Gibson "translated": "If we're winning, some conservative-minded Democrats won't want to quit Iraq as quickly as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would like. Those Dems will think, if we're winning, why surrender?"

Using such inflammatory language was not enough; Gibson elaborated

"Would it be too much to suggest that certain other Democrats — like Pelosi, Reid, Murtha, Feingold — have way, way too much invested in losing this war? The idea we could win the war cuts the ground from under them.

Some Democrats need us to lose for their own political purposes. They have already told the country we are losing, and they need to blame Bush and Cheney for losing. So something like winning, such as a good surge report, is simply bad news from the war front for some Democrats.

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Believe it or not there are Americans for whom that is very, very bad news. You wonder how they sleep, unless it's upside down in a cave. Vampires don't have trouble sleeping."

Comment: When Gibson and other FOX anchors attack duly elected Representatives and Senators they are attacking, by proxy, the people who elected them. Reid, Pelosi, etc. were elected by increasingly skeptical and war-weary Americans who just want this "cake-walk" over. But at FOX they do this with impunity because they cater to a right-wing audience who watches to get their perspectives reinforced. A truly "fair and balanced" network would not tirelessly attack one party while defending the unpopular actions of the other.