I read this quote over at Instapundit:
"'No one wants to call [Petraeus] a liar on national TV,' noted one Democratic senator, who spoke on the condition on anonymity. 'The expectation is that the outside groups will do this for us.'"After thinking about it for a few minutes - I had to chuckle.
Before the Iraq War (actually the continuation of Operation Desert Storm to be technically correct) organizations like Code Pink made pleas for people to go to Iraq and act as human shields. In theory this was to prevent attacks by the US military. Now some Democratic senators want organizations like Code Pink to attack the military and in doing so act in essence as human PR shields for the senators.
I know the Machiavellian craven levels on display are not funny but sometimes all you can do is laugh.