Thursday, September 27, 2007

Takes One To Know One

It’s bad enough that we have Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calling gays -- and by association, the thousands of gays who serve in the U.S. military -- immoral. Now that jokester Rush Limbaugh has stuck his foot in it by calling troops who support withdrawal "phony soldiers":
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."

Along with everyone else, my first thought was of the seven active-duty soldiers who wrote the now-famous op-ed, "The War As We Saw It.” Not long after its publication, two of the authors were killed in Iraq and one was shot in the head, though is expected to recover.

To be called “phony soldiers” by chickenhawk Rush who avoided serving in Vietnam because of a cyst on his ass is beyond despicable.

Is this the way conservatives support the troops?

(Via Atrios.)