In a letter that will create a political firestorm, the Pentagon has fired a shot across Hillary Clinton’s bow. They all but labeled her a traitor for aiding and comforting the enemy.

In a stinging response to questions that Clinton posed to the Department of Defense, Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman called Hillary to the carpet for defeatist behavior. He specifically called Hillary Clinton a tool of enemy propaganda.

Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia. Such talk understandably unnerves the very same Iraqi allies we are asking to assume enormous personal risks.

Senator John Kerry dubiously rushed to her defense. “They will say anything, do anything, and twist any truth to avoid accountability,” said the Massachusetts senator.