Iraq vet and Dem Rep Patrick Murphy on Rush Lintball from TPM
"Someone should tell chicken-hawk Rush Limbaugh that the only phonies are those who choose not to serve and then criticize those who do. I served proudly, so did two of my fellow paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne who spoke out and died just weeks ago. Generations of American veterans have worn the uniform with pride and we know it is no contradiction to serve your country and still disagree with the Bush-civilian leadership that mismanaged this war."
Any resolutions coming down the pike to condemn this asshole's verbal diarrhea? Yeah, thought so.
For those of you who don't know (understandable because I try to avoid Lintball's wet verbal shits
too), ol' Rush declared soldiers who speak against the war to be "phony soldiers".
I wonder if Armed Forces Radio will continue to allow him to broadcast to the troops in Iraq? Does the Pentagon allow this nitwit who never served disrespect a goodly portion of the people in uniform over there, gallantly serving? Will the same people who were "outraged" by the "attack" on Gen. Petraeus be just as outraged by the disrespect of the grunts?
It would seem to me the "phony soldiers" are the ones who are making a hundred grand a year to indiscriminately kill innocent Iraqi civilians, hampering what little opportunity our guys have to maybe bring about peace.
The "phony soldiers" are those like our President, who feels compelled to dress up in military garb when he uses the troops a props but couldn't put up when it counted. When he wore the uniform, he couldn't wait to get out of it, even though he served stateside and would never see combat, not in a front line unit during Vietnam.
The "phony soldiers" are the ones sitting behind their computers, of enlistment age and able-bodied, cheering for war with no intention of ever serving even though some their friends and neighbors are on their fourth tour of the meatgrinder.
The "phony soldiers" are the flag officers who put their careers and egos ahead of the people in the trenches. The ones who went along with whatever Bush wanted, who sat back when they knew what the consequences of attacking Iraq would be. Cheney knew it
in '92, Bush 41 knew it before the balloon went up on Gulf 1, and you can't tell me the admirals and generals didn't know in '02 when we began this folly.
So, dear congresspeople and senators, do we condemn Rush Limbaugh for disrespecting the troops or do we let him slide because, well you know, those soldiers who would stand up and criticize are ... phony.