Thursday, September 27, 2007

Phony Soldiers

You've probably heard by now that Rush Limbaugh has adopted the position that any soldier who believes we should get out of Iraq is a "phony soldier." VoteVets' Jon Soltz has already responded to that nonsense.

Are you surprised?. The GOP has always had a love-hate relationship with the active military. They only like you if you agree with them. Whether you're active duty or a veteran, the moment you step out of line with the Republican talking points you are are nothing more than a traitor an are stripped of all honor and respect.

Remember the treatment of Viet Nam war hero John Kerry? How about multiple amputee
Max Cleland? Don't overlook the treatment that Silver Star recipient Jack Murtha received when he had the temerity to challenge the Bush war.

Even Republicans aren't immune... Chuck Hagel was called "Senator Betray Us," by Rush Limbaugh recently.

I don't think it is a good idea to hold your breath waiting for a resolution in Congress condemning Rush's comments like there was for MoveOn and their hint that Patraeus was lying to us. You just need to remember one thing...there is no service member nor any veteran anywhere whose service will shield them from Republican wrath if they have the temerity to question a single facet of the Iraq debacle.

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