Sunday, September 30, 2007

Only if he washes out and then pretends he went anyway.

That's the answer to the silly question asked by Raising Kaine: Kerry staffer to deploy to Iraq. Will Rush call him a "phony soldier" too?:

I honor any person, Democrat or Republican, pro-war or anti-war, who joins our military to serve our country in whatever way the country's leadership (House, Senate, Executive) determine is best.

I honor them more for being willing to do so when the current majority party in the House and Senate are disowning their own commitment to sending our troops to war, are belittling their acheivements in that war, and are playing games with their funding in order to score political points so their own left-wing base doesn't desert them, all the while knowing they can't actually undercut our troops or victory no matter how hard they try.

But I feel sorry for Setti Warren, this staffer who has made a great sacrifice for his country, to have bloggers like "beachmom" compare him to a phony soldier like Jesse Macbeth, a man so phony that even those trying to attack Rush have to admit it:

That would be Jesse MacBeth, who stoked opposition to the war last year speaking out about atrocities he committed as an Army Ranger. MacBeth, 23, of Tacoma, Wash., claimed to have killed more than 200 people, many at close range, some at prayer in mosques.

The only problem with MacBeth’s story was MacBeth himself: He had finished only six weeks of Army basic training, was never a Ranger and never deployed in Iraq. After conservative bloggers exposed him last year, he faced further trouble: Pleading guilty in June in federal court in Seattle to one count of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

So when a diarist on Raising Kaine asks if a Kerry Staffer will be called phony like Jesse Macbeth, it's really a smear against all the real soldiers, both pro and anti-war, both democrat and republican, who actually SERVE our country rather than just pretending to so they can make up stories that smear real soldiers.

The left SHOULD BE OUTRAGED at a person like Jesse MacBeth, whose wild false stories put all of our soldiers at risk, and smeared them all as being war criminals. But instead, they attacked Rush Limbaugh for calling Jesse MacBeth a "phony soldier". And now rather than admit their mistake, they are ready to smear people like Setti Warren by comparing him to Jesse MacBeth.


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