U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein responding to my message:
Thank you for contacting me to express your views about the advertisement MoveOn.org placed in the New York Times on September 10, 2007 regarding General David Petraeus. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.
I was disappointed to learn of MoveOn.org’s advertisement criticizing General Petraeus. When he testified before Congress in September, Congress and the American people were hoping to hear a new strategy on how to forge political accommodation in Iraq. While I did not agree with all of General Petraeus’ recommendations, I felt that the MoveOn.org advertisement was inappropriate and unhelpful to the larger debate about our policy in Iraq.
On September 20, 2007, I joined 71 of my colleagues in approving Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) amendment to the fiscal year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1585), expressing the sense of the Senate to reaffirm support for General David Petraeus and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.
Again, thank you for writing. I hope you will continue to keep me informed of issues important to you. Best regards.