Thursday, June 23, 2005

Faux'Reilly Redux

Just a couple more thoughts linking Lindsay's post yesterday (*sheesh* 2 trackbacks?!) to FP's entry this morning.

Bill O'Reilly [emphasis added]:
"And when he [Durbin] went out there, his intent was to whip up the American public against the Bush detainee policy. That's what his intent was. His intent wasn't to undermine the war effort, because he never even thought about it. He never even thought about it. But by not thinking about it, he made an egregious mistake because you must know the difference between dissent from the Iraq war and the war on terror and undermining it. And any American that undermines that war, with our soldiers in the field, or undermines the war on terror, with 3,000 dead on 9-11, is a traitor.

Everybody got it? Dissent, fine; undermining, you're a traitor. Got it? So, all those clowns over at the liberal radio network, we could incarcerate them immediately. Will you have that done, please? Send over the FBI and just put them in chains, because they, you know, they're undermining everything and they don't care, couldn't care less."
Recent Testimony in front of the House Armed Services Committee:
Two top Marine Corps officers acknowledged Tuesday that they waited two months to issue a contract for armor kits to protect the undersides of Humvees after promising to do so earlier this year. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Gen. William Nyland, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, and Brig. Gen. William Catto, the chief of Marine Corps Systems Command, attributed the delay to a "lack of leadership." They assured the committee that all Humvees and military trucks that the Marines used in Iraq would be adequately protected by December. Improvised explosive devices, as the military calls homemade bombs, have become the biggest killer of U.S. troops in Iraq this year
Rummy on the lack of appropriate armor back in December 2004:
Rumsfeld, questioned by soldiers in Kuwait on Wednesday who said they have had to pick through landfills for scrap metal to boost vehicle protection, said the Army was working as quickly at it could to get armored Humvees to the front. It is "a matter of physics, not a matter of money," Rumsfeld said, adding that the Army was "breaking its neck." President Bush yesterday reiterated that "the concerns expressed are being addressed."
So tell me Billy-boy, who is it that's undermining our troops and endangering them and the rest of the country? Which of these fine folks should be carted away in chains and tried for treason and who among us is the real patriot showing support for our troops?

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