Bushies Show More Vile for Real Veterans
|Maybe you remember this graphic from before I went to blogging. It's an oldie but a goodie.
Murtha is the veteran, the hero.
The Bushies are just a bunch of chickenhawks.
Republicans want their soldiers serving, silent and sucking up.
If you can't do that prepare to have your heroism denied, your military
service dishonored and your reputation put into question.
If you don't know the story by now, just follow the links below.
is getting the Kerry treatment right before his \”60 Minutes\”
interview and Howard
Kurtz is helping the rats by regurgitating the Bushie story and even leaving
out that one of the \”sources\” is a dead guy. Nice, Howie. But Mr. Kurtz won't
be able to explain his regurgitated reporting so easily or quickly, though
as usual, Murray Waas nails him. Wonder who'll be interviewing Howie on \”Reliable Sources\”
tomorrow morning, calling him out for his shoddy rehash?
What the Post leaves out of its story
is that Saylor is deceased, and well, has been for some time now. (Saylor
died way back in 1973, something that the Cybercast \”News\” Service,
noted in their news story– not to impugn their reporting practices.) In short,
the Washington Post is relying on something said by a person with an axe to
grind (Fox), who is quoting someone who is deceased (but who the newspaper
forgot to tell you is deceased.) But it is even somewhat worse than that:
the Post is quoting the ever-so-reliable and unbiased Cybercast News Service,
which is quoting a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, which includes an allegation
by Fox… who is citing someone now deceased.
Makes you want to drop a dime to Howie Kurtz! But alas,
Kurtz wrote the story. Oh well.
reply to the Republican smear was quick, short and sweet.
It used to be that you knew something was news when the Washington
Post had it, or the New York Times put it on the front page. Now you can't trust either. Huffington
Post had the Swiftboating of Murtha from the get go.
CNS and the Bushies had to move before Murtha's interview tomorrow night. Here's part of what goes down.
“I think the vast majority
will be out by the end of the year and I’m hopeful it will be sooner
than that,” Murtha tells Wallace, this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
“You’re going to see a plan for
withdrawal,” says Murtha. He believes Congress will pass it because
of mounting pressure from constituents tired of the war that could affect
the upcoming midterm elections.
The political situation will force President
Bush to accede to Congress, he says. “I think the political people who
give [the president] advice will say to him, â€˜You don’t want a
democratic Congress. You want to keep a Republican majority, and the only
way you’re going to keep it is by reducing substantially the troops
in Iraq,’” Murtha says.
CNS smear belongs to L. Brent Bozell III, who is an un-American,
spineless, gutless coward. Media Research Center is the company he runs. Bozell
might as well be in the Bush cabinet for all the propaganda he pushes for the
president. He'll likely appear on \”The Factor\” early next week. That's
where these cowards go to make their case. Then he'll likely be a guest on Ken
doll Sean Hannity's radio show next. The gutless love to gab.
It doesn't matter what party you support, but if you're a veteran you should
be disgusted. This is what Republicans think of veterans who speak out. If you're
a veteran and you still support the despicable tactics sanctioned by George
W. Bush, which include the maligning of a man like Murtha who served his country
in uniform for 37 years, honest to God, you should rethink your priorities.
Here are two past comments of just two veterans who have posted on this blog. I've received others in email as well. You may
have read them before, but considering what's going on today with John Murtha,
after what we went through with John Kerry, it's good thing to read them again.
Coopster: I am recently retired from the military and, while
I was wearing the uniform, I too considered myself a Republican. The main
reason was a simple one – Republicans traditionally are the party that supports
military spending, while the Democrats traditionally oppose it. To serve in
uniform yet vote for political policies that may endanger my livelihood just
didn't seem to make sense, so I voted for the candidates who seemed more likely
to continue funding my service, leave my base off the closure list, or throw
us another annual 3-4% raise.
It was only after retiring that I seemed to wake up to the reality of what
I had supported for 20 years – a bloated, profit-driven political machine
that sacrifices the poor and naive young people of the nation to further its
own corporate interests. The psychology of rationalization involved in subjugating
my personal values in order to make a living is surely not limited to myself.
I only hope that all of the courageous people currently serving who have had
to make the same Faustian compromise in their souls will be able to see the
truth before it kills them.
SEAL: The reason people aren't pouring into the streets
to overthrow this candy ass criminal regime is because the vast majority receive
their news from television and that's nothing but Rovian propoganda bulletins
handed out by the demander in chief's lackeys. They've completely missed the
news that Bush wrote himself a waiver while everyone was away on holiday giving
himself permission to disregard McCains non-torture Bill and continue the
torture of prisoners whenever he sees fit. They've been informed by the MSM
that the Abramoff scandal is bipartisan when the record clearly shows that
100% of Abramoff money went directly to republican lawmakers or republican
PAC's since 1977. And there has been very little notice that Bush recess appointed
17 partisan and incompetent cronies to key position, all of whom were being
blocked or rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in the senate. The list
goes on and on, so, how do you expect people to be angry if they don't know
what the hell is going on?
The only truth or factual information is on the Internet which is a virtually
non-existant media in red states. In places like Kansas and Arkansas, etc.,
CNN and MSNBC are premium channels on cable, but Fox is free. That's why the
blue states are those with computers in the vast majority of households and
full line cable services.
I was out at the base yesterday and the guys
who recently came in from Iraq say they are under orders to spread lies about
what is going on there. They've been \”encouraged\” to get themselves
on talk shows and give interviews to the TV stations and newspapers to spread
the message about how well everything is going in bombland.
Today, the UK recanted their claim about Iran providing explosive devices
to the \”terrorists\” that are killing British troops. The soldier
boys I talked to say Iran is providing all kinds of assistance of arms and
materials and money to the Shiite majority to help them win the elections.
They have established death sqads within the Iraqi police force and militia
to kidnap, kill, and intimidate the Sunni's. The Shiites are lined up tight
with Iran, it's the same religious sect, and many of the Shiites who have
won political office or now hold other government positions were exiles living
in Iran before we invaded.
What Bush has accomplished is to replace an Iraqi government of secularists
that stood opposed to Iran and their terroist supporting activities with a
government ideologically aligned and beholding to Iran. Iran is throwing all
the necessary assistance to the new Iraqi government to speed up their ability
to control the country and get the US out as soon as possible. That's why
the Sunnis (that Bush calls the terrorists) have escalated the bombings and
other attacks and the Kurds are grabbing as much territory as the can as fast
as they can. But notice that a lot of the \”bombings, etc.,\” are
now occuring against Sunni locations and events. The Kurds know that when
we leave they will have to break away and set up their own state and defend
themselves on two fronts. So, they are trying to grab as much of that Sunni
oil as they can, they will need the money it provides.
Bush and company have taken something that wasn't a problem and turned it
into a genuine serious threat to this nation, Israel and its people. Iran
and Iraq will control about half the worlds oil. Iran has the resorses to
bring Iraq's oil production up to full strength. Iran is developing nuclear
weapons and we now have very little capacity to prevent it due to the decimation
of our ground force by these incompetent draft dodgers running the show. All
we have left is our air power and you can't defeat a country with that alone.
As a genuine experienced military professional, I can tell you – we're in
real trouble, folks – and we have to take these clowns out of power yesterday.
Iraq will order us out of their country in six months and Iran will have the
bomb or be damn close to it by next November.