Where's the Outrage From Republicans After Limbaugh's Comments About "Phony Soldiers"?
This week, House Republicans offered a motion to recommit condemning MoveOn.org for its advertisement stating that General Petraeus had "betrayed us."
I'm wondering if they'll show similar outrage over statements made Wednesday by conservative radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh called service members who support a withdrawal from Iraq "phony soldiers."
Is Limbaugh serious? Is a soldier who is honorably serving our nation in Iraq any less a soldier if he questions what appears to be a never-ending war?
Last month, seven soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division wrote an op-ed in the New York Times questioning our continued war efforts, but also stating "We need not talk about our morale. As committed soldiers, we will see this mission through." Since publication of that op-ed two of the soldiers have died. As this op-ed shows, soldiers may question the war but that does not make them any less committed to their mission.
And now I wonder if Republicans who showed so much outrage towards MoveOn, will hold Rush Limbaugh to the same standard.
I wouldn't hold your breath.