At their recently concluded convention, Democrats attacked Donald Trump for his views on Russia and his comments on wanting Moscow to find and release Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.

Former Defense Secretary and CIA chief Leon Panetta said in his speech:

“He asked the Russians to engage in American politics. Think about that for a moment. Donald Trump wants to be President of the United States…is asking one of our adversaries to engage in hacking or intelligence efforts against the United States of America to affect an election.”

Retired Rear Admiral John Hutson added:

“This morning, he personally invited Russia to hack us! That’s not law and order. That’s criminal intent”

Retired General John Allen, obviously hinting at Trump’s NATO comments said,

“America will honor our treaty obligations.  We will lead and strengthen NATO and the Atlantic Alliance, and our allies in East Asia and around the world whom we have sworn a solemn oath to defend.”

The Democrats are portraying themselves as the party that will stand up to Putin, but if you’re waiting for the Democrats to apologize to Mitt Romney, do not hold your breath.

If you are waiting for the Party of Ted Kennedy to apologize for trying to recruit the Soviet Union to interfere in US elections, you will be waiting a while.  As for “criminal intent,” what does the Admiral think about private and unsecured e-mail servers?  None of this Democratic hypocrisy, of course, excuses Donald Trump’s comments or policy proposals.   That said, let’s not pretend that the Democratic Party or Hillary Clinton are the great fighters of Vladimir Putin that the United States or our allies need.

Let’s review their record…

  1. The approval of a deal that gave the Russians control over US uranium, benefiting the Clinton Foundation and its donors.
  2. Increasing Russia-Iran defense ties.
  3. Increasing Russia-China ties.
  4. The infamous “reset” and the scraping of missile defense in Poland and the Czech Republic.
  5. Mocking of Mitt Romney in 2012.
  6. Private and unsecured e-mail servers susceptible to hacking.
  7. Crimea
  8. Increased Russian provocations.

Is it too much to ask that at least one of the major candidates for president not be a pushover for the Russians.  Russia in 2016 is in as strong of a position as it has been in since the fall of the Soviet Union, and despite his moronic policy proposals, that has nothing to do with Donald Trump.