Saturday, October 06, 2007

Pot...Kettle...Black ( Edition)

As the Left's "Phony War" over its flagrant misrepresentations of the words of Rush Limbaugh (on phony soldier Jesse McBeth) and Bill O'Reilly (over his non-existent "racism") rages on, and libs continue to befoul the term "unpatriotic" by applying it to those who condemn nutters pretending to be weekend warriors for their dishonorable masquerade, I thought it would be appropriate to remind everybody of the truly "offensive and outrageous" comments lobbed at the REAL men & women in uniform and harm's way by those same moral high horse hobbyists.

Happily, my task is made much easier, as Brother Trunk compiled a list:

Harry Reid (on "the surge"):

Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the President knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything.

[Ali Dickbar al-Durbini] (on Guantanamo):

If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans 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. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.

Hillary Clinton (to General Petraeus):

[T]oday you are testifying about the current status of our policy in Iraq and the prospects of that policy. It is a policy that you have been ordered to implement by the president. And you have been made the de facto spokesmen for what many of us believe to be a failed policy. Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief.

John Kerry:

Education - if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.

Charles Schumer (on "the surge"):

[L]et 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 Qaeda said to these tribes we have to fight al Qaeda ourselves. It wasn’t that the surge brought peace here. It was that the warlords took peace here, created a temporary peace here.

Charles Rangel:

If there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fellow has an option of having a decent career or joining the Army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.

John Murtha (on Haditha):

It's much worse than reported in Time magazine. There was no fire fight. There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood. And that's what the report is going to tell.Now, you can imagine the impact this is going to have on those troops for the rest of their lives and for the United States in our war and our effort in trying to win the hearts and minds.

Edward Kennedy:

Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management: U.S. management.

More John Kerry:

And there is no reason, Bob, 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.

Barack Obama:

We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.

More Harry Reid:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Thursday that he told liberal bloggers last week that he thinks outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace is "incompetent."
Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, and the Admiral contribute this nugget:

Marine Captain Richard Lund recruits college students and graduates as candidates for officer positions in the marines. But carrying out that job in Berkeley is not always an easy task.

He has listened to a variety of complaints from members of the anti-war group Code Pink in recent weeks.

"We are so shocked and horrified that the Marines have come to Berkeley to prey on our children," said Zanne Joi, a Code Pink member.

Last week, the Code Pink group protested by defacing the recruiting center and calling the recruiters liars.

Oh, but we don't dare criticize them for attacking the troops that do believe in the mission and are serving with such honor and distinction in order to protect the unworthy kiesters of gutter trash like them, much less question their patriotism. My goodness, if Rush Limbaugh should be taken off the air for something he never said, shouldn't the entire Democrat party be frog-marched off Capitol Hill in handcuffs and the whole kit & kaboodle turned over to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell?

Oh, of course that'll never happen. But that's the logic of this most despicable of Donk hypocrisies - as if liberalism and logic have EVER intersected. A fact first lady wannabe Elizabeth Edwards was unwittingly eager to bolster (via DB):

My classmates went to Vietnam, [Rush Limbaugh] did not. He was 4F. He had a medical disability, the same medical disability that probably should have stopped him from spending a lifetime in a radio announcer’s chair; but it is true, isn’t it? If he has an inoperable position that allows him not to serve, presumably it should not allow him to sit for long periods of time the way he does. I think this is a serious enough offense for the people who fund him, who buy ads and allow him to be on the air, need to be asked if this is what they really stand for, do they think it is all right for someone who has never served to denigrate the men and women who have simply because they are expressing an opinion. Frankly, I thought that is what we are fighting for. [emphases added]
Beats the smack out of me as to why, but I'll strive to be as fair as Mrs. Opie is not: She doesn't quite suggest that not having served in Vietnam should disqualify Rush Limbaugh from even having a radio show, as Dean Barnett concludes. Rather, she's pretty clearly accusing El Rushbo of faking an injury in order to dodge the draft. And, Frigg knows, a "draft-dodger" is in no moral position to condemn any anti-war nutter who happens to have donned a uniform, even if that donning was akin to putting on a Halloween costume. But it sure doesn't disqualify one from running for president, evidently - as long as "one" has a "D" after one's name on the ballot.

But the house-bringer-downer to date on this empty vessel of a "scandal" is still Clintonoid ex-tin-star lapdog Wes "Ashley Wilkes" Clark, who declares at the end of this MSNBC segment that - I swear neither I nor Allahpundit are making this up - "no liberal commentator would accuse someone on the other side of being unpatriotic."

So let's check the scorecard: liberals have accused Rush Limbaugh of saying something he never said in order to do to him something they deny they would ever do.

Is there EVER ANYTHING genuine about these assholes? Or is it less than an ironic coincidence that hashing our way through their relentless, escalatingly incoherent scandalmongering bears more than a passing resemblance to the reputed characteristics of an acid trip?