If you want to protest the war....knock yourself out. If you want to march till the cows come home....by all means, have at it. But don't spew your hatred directly at the soldiers who are injured and sacrificed so that you have the liberty and freedom to protest. Stop using children to promote your agenda. Its shameful and disgusting and the rest of America won't stand for it.What was so thoroughly repugnant?
Dear Soldier,These are the folks that are so supportive of the troops after all. We wouldn't want to question their patriotism, their support for the troops, or their intellectual honesty. And this comes on the heels of Sen. Kerry calling the troops terrorists again on this past Sunday's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. The key graf:
Have a great time in the war.
And have a great time dieing in the war.
Let me--I--first of all, there is so much more that unites Democrats than divides us. And Democrats have much more in common with each other than they do with George Bush's policy right now. Now Joe Lieberman, I believe, also voted for the resolution which said the president needs to make more clear what he's doing and set out benchmarks, and that the policy hasn't been working. We all believe him when you say, `Stay the course.' That's the president's policy, which hasn't been changing, which is a policy of failure. I don't agree with that. But I think what we need to do is recognize what we all agree on, which is you've got to begin to set benchmarks for accomplishment. You've got to begin to transfer authority to the Iraqis. 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. Whether you like it or not...This isn't just a slip of the tongue, but part of a pattern of behavior on Kerry's part for the past 30 years. It started as soon as he got back from his tour of duty in Vietnam and hasn't stopped since. Perpetuating myths and lies, which get repeated as fact and never questioned by those who should know better.
Michelle Malkin has more, including the address of the soldier who received this letter:
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
Others who actually support the troop by slamming those who make baseless accusations (Kerry) or inflict emotional distress on those recovering from their injuries sustained in combat (Miguel Gallier) (and updated as needed): T. Longren, The Political Teen (who has the Kerry video), Weapons of Mass Destruction, Say Anything, Pundit Guy, Sundries Shack, Sister Toldjah, JunkYardBlog, Truth Laid Bear, SoCalPundit, AJ Strata, The American Mind, and Opinion Journal.
The Indepundit comments on a Code Pink demonstration that goes awry when their usual meeting stop is already taken by a group of pro-American folks who want to support the troops who are on the mend at the VA hospital in San Diego.