I thank God for that fact. I thank God for the fact that there are men and women much braver than me willing to lay down the ultimate sacrifice for America, not matter the logic or popularity of the action. It allows me to play Guitar Hero and be snarky. For that I thank them.
For that, I feel that no matter their political views, be they Liberal or Evangelical Republican. They deserve our respect. They are warriors. They are heroes.
This is what they deserve. This is why my head hurts that those whom rail against Democrats supporting the troops feel that they can get away with the same thing, especially when they begged off the draft. This is unconscionable speech.
- During the September 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh called service members who advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq “phony soldiers.” He made the comment while discussing with a caller a conversation he had with a previous caller, “Mike from Chicago,” who said he “used to be military,” and “believe[s] that we should pull out of Iraq.” Limbaugh told the second caller, whom he identified as “Mike, this one from Olympia, Washington,” that “[t]here’s a lot” that people who favor U.S. withdrawal “don’t understand” and that when asked why the United States should pull out, their only answer is, ” ‘Well, we just gotta bring the troops home.’ … ‘Save the — keeps the troops safe’ or whatever,” adding, “[I]t’s not possible, intellectually, to follow these people.” “Mike” from Olympia replied, “No, it’s not, and what’s really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.” Limbaugh interjected, “The phony soldiers.” The caller, who had earlier said, “I am a serving American military, in the Army,” agreed, replying, “The phony soldiers.”
Rush Limbaugh gets to say this without fear or favor. Rush Limbaugh, whom begged off of Vietnam gets to call somebody getting shot at in Iraq a phony. This asshole is on the Armed Forces network. This asshole is making 50 million dollars a year denigrating our brave fighting forces.
This Pretend Patriot deserves to be fired. He needs to go home because he is talking of something he has no authority to talk about. The moment he gets shot at trying to be Captain America overseas? Then perhaps he can be the recalcitrant assface.
Until then? He deserves our condemnation and scorn.