Friday, September 28, 2007

Troop Hater

OxyMoron rightard pundit, Rush Limballs, declared on his radio show that any soldier who does not march in lock step with the Reich wing's unflagging fealty to the failed policies of the Bush Administration, are in fact, "phony soldiers."

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.

6 comments:

Redstater said...

what rush actually said...
"Here is a Morning Update that we did recently, talking about fake soldiers. This is a story of who the left props up as heroes. They have their celebrities and one of them was Army Ranger Jesse Macbeth. Now, he was a "corporal." I say in quotes. Twenty-three years old. What made Jesse Macbeth a hero to the anti-war crowd wasn't his Purple Heart; it wasn't his being affiliated with post-traumatic stress disorder from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. No. What made Jesse Macbeth, Army Ranger, a hero to the left was his courage, in their view, off the battlefield, without regard to consequences. He told the world the abuses he had witnessed in Iraq, American soldiers killing unarmed civilians, hundreds of men, women, even children. In one gruesome account, translated into Arabic and spread widely across the Internet, Army Ranger Jesse Macbeth describes the horrors this way: "We would burn their bodies. We would hang their bodies from the rafters in the mosque."

Now, recently, Jesse Macbeth, poster boy for the anti-war left, had his day in court. And you know what? He was sentenced to five months in jail and three years probation for falsifying a Department of Veterans Affairs claim and his Army discharge record. He was in the Army. Jesse Macbeth was in the Army, folks, briefly. Forty-four days before he washed out of boot camp. Jesse Macbeth isn't an Army Ranger, never was. He isn't a corporal, never was. He never won the Purple Heart, and he was never in combat to witness the horrors he claimed to have seen. You probably haven't even heard about this. And, if you have, you haven't heard much about it. This doesn't fit the narrative and the template in the Drive-By Media and the Democrat Party as to who is a genuine war hero. Don't look for any retractions, by the way. Not from the anti-war left, the anti-military Drive-By Media, or the Arabic websites that spread Jesse Macbeth's lies about our troops, because the truth for the left is fiction that serves their purpose. They have to lie about such atrocities because they can't find any that fit the template of the way they see the US military. In other words, for the American anti-war left, the greatest inconvenience they face is the truth."

Yet, guys like you who can't debate or refute conservative's views are left to make up lies and twist words to fit your needs.

Pathetic.
-red

Oilfieldguy said...

red,
you are engaging in a patently false argument. My post was about Rush's original comment he made on September 26 as follows:

LIMBAUGH: "Save the -- keep the troops safe" or whatever. I -- it's not possible, intellectually, to follow these people.

CALLER 2: 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: The phony soldiers.

CALLER 2: The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve. They want to be over in Iraq. They understand their sacrifice, and they're willing to sacrifice for their country.

LIMBAUGH: They joined to be in Iraq. They joined --

CALLER 2: A lot of them -- the new kids, yeah.

LIMBAUGH: Well, you know where you're going these days, the last four years, if you signed up. The odds are you're going there or Afghanistan or somewhere.

CALLER 2: Exactly, sir.


So not only are those soldiers, the boots on the ground, who oppose the policy of engaging in an occupation that has no military victory, according to The Man Called Petraeus, but the soldiers asked for it by enlisting so they need to STFU.

You provided a transcript of his September 28 radio show which was designed to "clarify his position" to his remark slurring over 70% of our military in Iraq, shifting it to Jesse Macbeth, and John Murtha, a highly respected Vietnam veteran.

Further, on the September 28 broadcast, Rush claimed to have replayed the "entire" conversation of his September 26 declaration of "phony soldiers".

But he dishonestly edited out a full one-minute and 35 seconds of the transcript that you refer to.

I need not make up lies and twist words about degenerate drug addicts who get busted returning from some third world country with a notorious underage prostitution problem with a satchel full of hard-on pills with someone elses name on them.

Yet somehow, reich-wingers such as yourself, feel the need to do so.

Pathetic.

Redstater said...

nice, go to the nazi reference whenever you have nothing else.

your evidence is severely lacking since the "phoney" soldiers Rush is talking about ARE the soldiers like Macbeth that the left uses as "examples" of the entire military.

not even a nice effort,
sorry. Make up a new one, this one stinks from the get-go.
time to moveon to the next whopper.
We can't wait to see what it is.
-red
-red

Redstater said...

and again, nothing in the "transcript" that you posted above says anything about soldiers who may or may not oppose the war... Rush says troops join because they are proud to serve... wherever. It is YOU who is trying to pull one sentence or word OUT OF CONTEXT (context that Rush provided) to make a moronic and insanely false claim in an effort to take the heat off of your hero's over at movon.org for their treasonous lie about Gen Petraeus (who the Sept numbers verify was right).

Get on with the next lie... this one stinks to high heaven.
-red

Oilfieldguy said...

It is surprising how hard some people defend degenerate drug addicts that compare our fine military soldiers to suicide bombers. Im shocked, really

Red S Tater said...

The troops will remember the $2.1million... excuse me, $4.2 million and Rush's 25+ years of supporting them far longer than they will remember Dingy harry's or his lie.

Speaking of Dhimmi Harry, how about him and his jihadi buddies throw in $2.1mil of their own to match Rush's PERSONAL donation?

lol, no that might be construed as supporting the military. Can't have that.
-red