It should have been a "no brainer;" namely, to vote for the repudiation of the contemptible ad created by the ultra-liberal organization MoveOn that branded American hero Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.” After all, as the sponsor of the Senate measure, John Cornyn of Texas, said, “This amendment was an opportunity for every senator to declare with not only their voices but also with their votes that they fully support our troops and our commanding general in Iraq...For MoveOn.org and their left-wing allies to brand General Petraeus a traitor and a liar crossed a historic line of decency. It was a despicable political attack by a radical left-wing interest group.”
However, 25 Democrat Senators, committed more to liberal chic than to brains, actually voted against the measure.
Do your country a favor and remember who they were:
Hillary Clinton (D-NY),
Barbara Boxer (D-CA),
Robert Byrd (D-WV),
Chris Dodd (D-CT),
Tom Harkin (D-IA),
Ted Kennedy (D-MA),
John Kerry (D-MA),
Harry Reid (D-NV),
Chuck Schumer (D-NY),
and the rest of the usual suspects Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Brown (D-OH), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Inouye (D-HI), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Levin (D-MI), Menendez (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Stabenow (D-MI), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wyden (D-OR).
The 3 who did not vote were also all Democrats: Joe Biden (D-DE), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Cantwell (D-WA)