Friday, October 3, 2008

"White Flag of Surrender"

By: Harry Waisbren

I couldn't agree with John Cole's analsyis of the following Sarah Palin/Republican hack line from the debate last night:
"Your plan is a white flag of surrender in Iraq and that is not what our troops need to hear today, that’s for sure. And it’s not what our nation needs to be able to count on."

I can not tell you how much it pisses me off to have asshats who never even spent a day in Basic Training pull the surrender/treason nonsense, but beside even that, have we ever had a candidate in a debate during wartime so clearly enunciate the tinkerbell strategy? Clap louder! That is what our boys need! Clap louder, damnit!

It is a sign of the bankrupt nature of our political discourse that Republicans can utter such garbage with nary a peep about the blatant hypocrisy. Who on earth is John McCain or any of his surrogates to argue about what supporting the troops should entail? Let's look through some of the different ways McCain and his Republican allies have betrayed our troops in the last few years:

John McCain killed the efforts to extend our troops' dwell time between returning to war to ensure they had enough time to rest and recuperate.

John McCain refused to support the recently passed bipartisan which led one soldier to directly ask why John McCain was "fighting to kill" his "one hope and dream" to go to college.

John McCain has said that bringing our troops home from Iraq is not important.

John McCain, in his own words, supported a program that could be considered brainwashing our soldiers.

John McCain wants to ration healthcare for veterans (and non-veterans too).

And there are a too many other reasons to list that could fit on this one blog post. It is long past time for our mainstream media to discuss how John McCain consistently Votes Against Vets!

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