This would include the seven soldiers who wrote an op-ed that was published in the New York Times. The opinion piece gave a very differing view than the one delivered by the Administration, or their legions of spokesliars peopled by the likes of Sir Oxy Moron. The seven soldiers ended their column this way:
In a lawless environment where men with guns rule the streets, engaging in the banalities of life has become a death-defying act. Four years into our occupation, we have failed on every promise, while we have substituted Baath Party tyranny with a tyranny of Islamist, militia and criminal violence. When the primary preoccupation of average Iraqis is when and how they are likely to be killed, we can hardly feel smug as we hand out care packages. As an Iraqi man told us a few days ago with deep resignation, “We need security, not free food.”
In the end, we need to recognize that our presence may have released Iraqis from the grip of a tyrant, but that it has also robbed them of their self-respect. They will soon realize that the best way to regain dignity is to call us what we are — an army of occupation — and force our withdrawal.
Until that happens, it would be prudent for us to increasingly let Iraqis take center stage in all matters, to come up with a nuanced policy in which we assist them from the margins but let them resolve their differences as they see fit. This suggestion is not meant to be defeatist, but rather to highlight our pursuit of incompatible policies to absurd ends without recognizing the incongruities.
We need not talk about our morale. As committed soldiers, we will see this mission through.
This view is not only a "boots on the ground" perspective, but hats on the ground as well since two of these soldiers have given their lives in pursuit of the Cheney/Bush policy.
But Rush has declared these seven individuals "phony", and indeed any soldier who disagrees with Dear Leader. According to a Zogby poll, this includes 72% of the soldiers in Iraq.
They are all "phony soldiers" according to Rush.
The recent outrage directed at MoveOn.Org about an ad they ran questioning the veracity of General shook the very halls of congress. One ad about one soldier drew condemnation from 72 Senators and 341 members of the House in actual votes to register their outrage.
The vote was goaded by the mighty right wing wurlitzer in an obvious bait and switch to detract from the lives and treasure being flushed down the toilet of BushCo. So now the question is will the Reich wing bloviators be equally outraged at Rush declaring over seventy percent of our troops in Iraq are "phony soldiers?" Legislators need not draft a new declaration, since this field has already been plowed.
(b) Sense of Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate--
(1) to reaffirm its support for all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, including General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq;
(2) to strongly condemn any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces; and
(3) to specifically repudiate the unwarranted personal attack on General Petraeus by the liberal activist group Moveon.org.Just some minor changes need to be made in the language. The faux outrage generated over one ad about one soldier should be proportionately increased since Rush has slurred over one hundred and fifteen thousand soldiers. This coming from a man who got a medical deferment from serving in the military due to an anal cyst.
John Amato over at Crooks and Liars has the phone numbers of certain congresscritters that may enjoy encouragement in condemning Oxy Moronic attacks on our soldiers.