Did he really say that? A special Chickenhawk edition

Posted: October 3, 2007 in chickenhawk, lies, war

Earlier this week, radio personality, comedian and all-around lying chickenhawk Rush Limbaugh showed his true colors when he referred to troops speaking out against the war as “phony soldiers”. Here’s the full story:

Top Democrat Blasts Rush Limbaugh for “phony soldiers” comment

Of course, he claims the statement was “taken out of context” and that he was talking about some guy called “Jesse MacBeth”, a true fraud and phony soldier who lied about his service in order to smear the troops and the war.

Trouble is, the “phony soldiers” comment did not follow any discussion of MacBeth or any other such people.

He had taken a call from a man claiming to be on active duty. MacBeth, the man or the play, had not been mentioned previously or following. Here’s what was said:


Rush Limbaugh, lying chickenhawk

LIMBAUGH: 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.

Now, if you talk to any soldier, sailor, airman, or marine, you will indeed find that they are proud to serve. But if you ask many of them their honest opinion of the war, you’ll probably be surprised at the answer.

There is a lot of opposition to Bush’s Blunder out there, especially within the ranks. Troops are tired. They’re burned out. They’re sick of being used as pawns by lying, backstabbing cowards. They’re tired of being used as props for photo-ops by the worst President in American history. They’re burned out from having been sent on third and fourth deployments, or having had their year-long tours extended to 15 or 18 months.

They want to go home. They want out. And many of them are increasingly choosing that path.

It’s a bit rich for a draft-dodging chickenhawk like Limbaugh to accuse anyone of not being a “real soldier” because they don’t support the war.

I say, it’s time he put on a uniform, strapped on an M-16, and got his fat ass sent off to hell in Baghdad. Since he weaseled his way out of his last chance, let’s give him another one.

And no deferments this time.

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