A grown woman in public office who acts like Lindsay Lohan has no business comparing one of America's finest generals to Charlie Sheen. But anti-war Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey has never shown any restraint when it comes to trashing America's military leaders before the world. That's because being a Code Pink liberal -- like being a Hollywood brat -- means never having to apologize for your reckless words and deeds.
Woolsey took to the House floor on Wednesday to report on her "Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force" hearing with critics of the Afghanistan war. She parroted Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings (he'd be labeled an "activist," of course, if he supported the surge), who said: "Gen. Petraeus is giving us the Charlie Sheen counter-insurgency strategy, which is to give exclusive interviews to every major network, and to keep saying 'we're winning' and hope the public actually agrees with you."
Woolsey then went on to attack Gen. Petraeus' "bland and tone-deaf talking points." She can't make up her mind. Is he a wild-eyed, Charlie Sheen-esque media beast, or is he a boring bureaucrat lulling America into oblivion?
This much is clear: Woolsey prefers the guerilla girl tactics of Code Pink to Petraeus' adult straight talk. Heckling government officials, disrupting congressional hearings and breaching Capitol Hill security are the "progressive" means of public discourse about the war.
You may recall that Protest Party Animal Woolsey was the politician who reportedly gave State of the Union tickets to anti-war crasher Cindy Sheehan in 2006 and was part of a pro-Code Pink contingent of Democrats who supported the group's 2005 inauguration antics -- including chanting "Out of Iraq now!" and unfurling "Bring the Troops Home" banners in the middle of President Bush's speech.
Instead of sober-eyed expert testimony on how U.S. troops are combating the Taliban in Kabul and the northern and western regions of Afghanistan, Woolsey favors Jane Fonda theatrics and bloody hand waving for the paparazzi.
Instead of honest assessments of the difficulties of training an Afghan national security and civilian defense force and waging a long war, Woolsey wants simpleton chants of "No War!" and "Give Peace a Chance!"
In January, the far-left exhibitionist congresswoman blasted the counter-terror efforts in Afghanistan as "an epic failure, a national embarrassment and a moral blight." Does she know our troops, their families and our enemies are listening?
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