Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took the Senate floor today to demand that conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh apologize for his "phony soldiers'' commentary. The faux controversy appears to have been manufactured by far left PR group Media Matters.
Observers point out that Limbaugh's comments referred to discredited liberal mini-celebs and not the troops:
|From Jesse MacBeth to Scott Thomas Beauchamp, liberals and anti-war moonbats have suspended logic and reason to embrace people because they liked what they had to say, regardless of whether the tales made sense, or their credentials were as they claimed.|
Was this a simple diversionary tactic? It would appear so.
* Democratic front-group MorOn.org called General General David Petraeus "General Betray-us" and Hillary Clinton essentially called the decorated veteran a liar.
* “Let me be clear. The violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge. The inability of American Soldiers to protect these tribes from Al-Qaida said to these tribes: We have to fight Al-Qaida ourselves.” -- Sen. Charles Schumer
* “I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and — you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows — (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything…” -- Senator Harry Reid
* “If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans [Soldiers] had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings.” -- Senator Dick Durbin
* “There was no firefight, there was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops [Haditha Marines] overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood. They actually went into the houses and killed women and children. ” -- Representative John Murtha
* “Shamefully we now learn that Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.” -- Senator Ted Kennedy
* "And there is no reason… that young American Soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs.” -- Senator John Kerry (in a manner reminiscent of Genghis Kahn)
* “The War on Terror is a slogan designed only for politics, not a strategy to make America safe. It’s a bumper sticker, not a plan.” – Former Senator, Former Vice Presidential candidate, Presidential Candidate John Edwards
News flash for Reid and MorOn.org: Rush will apologize when Schumer, Reid, Durbin, Murtha, Kennedy, Kerry, and Edwards apologize for their egregious remarks.
Hat tip for most quotes: J. D. Pendry