Thursday, October 04, 2007

Limbaugh the idiot defends defaming critically wounded vet while another shot in the Head by one of our own, How much more of this crap?

I have to tell you, I started out slow this morning as you know a couple of my sons are home on leave right now. I went through the news and was leaning towards writing about the chief idiot vetoing the child Healthcare law as being too expensive at $35 Billion and I researched the numbers game and the Democrat's are entirely right while McCain the AH backed up bush.
However two recurring themes really hit home. I realized just how screwed we are as we try to battle these pro war warmongers who will stop at nothing including insulting our wounded warriors who are speaking against their Forever war and it blew me away to hear about Army Specialist Ciara Durkin because her death sounded suspicious to me from the beginning. I am really getting suspicious of Bushco and who is killing our own troops to stay on this miscource of justice?

Anyway, first Limburger! Brian McGough, a 31-year-old former Army staff sergeant who was wounded in a roadside attack in Iraq, knew he wouldn't get a warm response from talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he starred in an ad by the anti-Iraq war veterans group The ad, which featured a photograph of McGough's shaved head with jagged scars, was a response to Limbaugh's implication during his broadcast last week that antiwar vets were "phony soldiers":
"Rush, the shrapnel I took to my head was real. My traumatic brain injury was real. And my belief we are on the wrong course in Iraq is real," McGough says in the ad. "Until you have the guts to call me a phony soldier to my face, stop telling lies about my service." Limbaugh responded on air Tuesday, comparing McGough metaphorically to a suicide bomber. He said the ad was "a blatant use of a valiant combat veteran, lying to him about what I said, then strapping those lies to his belt, sending him out via the media in a TV ad to walk into as many people as he can walk into."
With the 2008 presidential primary season at a fevered pitch, both sides of the political noise machine are cranking up the volume, looking for opportunities to slam the other side for bad behavior, bad word choice or bad intentions. Schoolyard-style taunts flung by irrepressible partisans are blown up into national debates. Please read this entire lot of BS

I am sick of the childish games at the expense of well intentioned soldier. This crap has got to be stopped. This is really disgusting and inhumane. Those idiots are sacrificing the reputations of good Americans so they can follow their repugnant underhanded course. Speaking of sacrificing, this is not the first time but what just happened to Ciera Durkin has got to bring all this to a head and an end. We have got to start revolting against this crap, be heard, and make a difference!

Speaking of sacrificing well intentioned soldiers! Exactly how Ciara Durkin died remains a mystery. The Army National Guard soldier from Massachusetts was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in Afghanistan last week, and now her family is demanding answers from the military. Initially the Pentagon reported that Durkin, part of a finance unit deployed to Afghanistan in November 2006, had been killed in action, but then revised its statement to read she had died of injuries "suffered from a non-combat related incident" at Bagram Airfield. The statement had no specifics and said the circumstances are under investigation.

Durkin had a desk job doing payroll in an office about three miles inside the secure Bagram Air Base. About 90 minutes after she left work last Friday, her family says she was found dead near a chapel on the base with a single gunshot wound to the head. The 30-year-old soldier, who was born in Ireland and came to the U.S. as a little girl, felt safer deployed in Afghanistan over Iraq, her family told CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace.
Yet she was found dead within a highly secure base, with few answers. "The family has been informed that she was in the compound, and she was shot in the head," Durkin's sister, Fiona Canavan, told the Boston Globe. "She was in a secure area of the compound, which, even though the investigation is not complete, leads the family to believe it was what is called friendly fire," she said.

Adding to the mystery is something the Army Specialist told her family: if something happened to her in Afghanistan, they should look into it. She was concerned about things she was seeing over there, one of her eight brothers and sisters said in an interview. Canavan told the Quincy, Mass. Patriot Ledger on Wednesday that when her sister was home three weeks ago, she told her about something she had come across that raised some concern with her: "She was in the finance unit and she said, 'I discovered some things I don’t like and I made some enemies because of it.'" Canavan revealed that Durkin said if anything happened to her, to make sure it was investigated.
The family's grief, made more torturous by the limited information being released and rumors, is not helped by remembrances of past instances where misinformation followed the deaths or injuries of service members. The military initially said Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in an enemy firefight in Afghanistan in 2004, even after evidence came to light that he had been killed by friendly fire. You know one of our own killed him!

There were also reports circulated that captured Army pfc. Jessica Lynch had bravely fired upon insurgents after being wounded, though she testified later that that was not so. You know this was hyped for Bush's illegal war!
Sgt. Patrick McCaffrey and 1st Lt. Andre Tyson, killed in Iraq in 2004, were first reported to have been killed in an insurgent ambush, when they were actually killed by two Iraqi soldiers they were training. More hiding of the horrible reality we face and this is only what we find out about!
Please read the whole story

I can't say I can't take any more of this crap. I have to say we have all said many times, I am absolutely sick of this underhanded crap and how much longer is they going to get away with this underhanded crap? Our own patriotic well intentioned kids are being sacrificed so these idiots can play their frigged up new order game. we have to start making a difference somehow and quick!

James Joiner
Gardner Ma


PoliShifter said...

I can only speculate. Too bad she didn't leave any more details. I'm guessing opium and payments to the Taliban or arms dealing.

Who the hell knows. Could be anything. Needless to say there are eyebrow raising thing occuring in Afhganistan and Iraq.

My Aunt-in-law's nephew was in Iraq and he was an accountant. He delt with bricks of $100 bills. Everything was cash and he wasn't too pleased with what he saw. But again no details.

As for Rush, he tried to spin it that he was referring to another guy when he said "phony soldier". Apparently there was a phony soldier protesting the war some time back that the right wing likes to make hay about.

Rush almost got away with it. The right wing got their talking heads out to say limpballs was taken out of context.

But Media Matters has all the transcripts and audio. Olbermann has done a good job at covering. And in genereal Rush's "taken out of context" argument fell flat.

The latest talking point is "why are we bothering with Rush and not talking about the real issues"?

The right is trying to dismiss it as not important.

Too bad that's not going to work either. It is important. Rush is on armed forces radio. Rush has gotten away with this crap for too long unchallenged.

Rush has tremendous sway and influence over his listeners who have demonstrated they cannot think for themselves.

Rush helped sell this war. Rush helps sell the ongoing occupation. Rush is able to pick off the 28% who continue to support Bush and his failed policies. All Bush needs to do is maintain around a 30% approval raiting for the rest of his term. Rush helps him do that.

Exposing Rush and his lies on National TV may help finally open the eyes of some of these ditto heads.

Then there's the obvious hypocrisy over the media condeming MoveOn and spending weeks on that story but now think Rush is a waste of time wanting to sweep it under the rug.

I for one think its relevant and important to talk about.

The larger issue I think is Rush perpetuating this myth that somehow if Soldiers speak out against this mission which has been flawed and poorly executed from the start, not by our troops but by the civilian leadership, then somehow they are phoney soldiers.

That's going to send a chill down the military. Those who may want to speak out about wrong doing happening may not want to now for fear of being viewed as unpatriotic.

Our troops defend the Constitution and America, not Bush. They are not Bush's personal guard. They are not Rush Limbaugh's propaganda props. They defend the nation and no one is more patriotic then soldiers and vets.

But that doesn't mean they have to be zombies blindly obedient to an Administration that has failed every step of the way with respect to Iraq, and failed on purpose. Failed to enrich their friends. Failded so they could privatize the military. Failed so they could cast a cloud of fear over America.

We could have followed Shinseki an Zinni, went into Iraq with 450,000 troops and stabilized Iraq. But we didn't 'cause Rummy & Cheney wanted to experiment with privatization.

Larry said...

Look at the writing in Bold print from Earl's Place on Bush's punishment for Britain pulling away from his war:

Earl's Place

an average patriot said...

My son just left. I wish to hell you could talk to him. He is a hard core team leader. He was telling me some of the things that go on in the fiel. He said fragging is sometimes necessary if the person endangers lives or the mission.
I was going to discuss Limbaugh the scum but jim just called and said he just got a TDY to Cambodia. He was just at the UN. He just got through clearing the scum cheney's homestead. I have to go right now and see what's happening in Cambodia. Talk later!

Anok said...

An Average Patriot, I hope for the best for your sons. Keeping him in my thoughts. That said I jumped right up off the couch this morning - spilling coffee on my new shirt - when I heard not one but two Representatives waste the house's floor time to "commend Limbaugh" and give "Big kudos to Limbaugh the fine upstanding American" For his comments about phony soldiers.

I about had conniption.

Polishifter - you said it well, very well, better than I ever could.

Holly said...

Hey Patriot i thought your sons were going to be here 2 weeks it would be nice if they didnt go back to war

an average patriot said...

I am so sick of right wing scumbags like Limbaugh and Coulter defaming Patriotic wounded Americans because they speak out against Bush's illegal wars.
I was going to speak today if I had the opportunity and right now it diesn't look like it, on the military and how bad things really are.
After speaking to Jim who just came in from the field with the Rangers in Afghanistan, I found out it is so much worse than even I thought and I can't repeat anything I was told. If I talk to someone it can not be published. I was blown away by everything I heard.
We have some good troops but they are few are far between now thanks to Bush's Forever War andthere are many inadequate troops and Bush's private Army filling the ranks. This is not good!

Dusty said...

Limbaugh could defame the trooops but MoveOn had to be brought in front of the Congress?

Please..double standards are bs..and unacceptable.

Personally, I think Rushie is enjoying ALL the publicity he has gotten on this topic. Sick SoB.

an average patriot said...

Hi Holly
One alreay left! I really wanted to discuss our conversations but things are worse than I thought in the military and I can't talk about any of it.
I was going to write about important issues today but I am going to have to write about what we talked about and what I can't discuss real quick because my other son is right now preparing the house for a 10:30 showing in the morning as we are selling this and buying another. So things are a bit busy right now and that's a small part of it.

an average patriot said...

Dusty I am so sick of the double standard. Those idiots are so vicious too and don't care who they insult as long as they follow their ignorant underhanded course.
I was going to discuss my conversation with Jim about combat in Afghanistan. You would be very interested but there is no good news and I can't repeat anything.
I will a bit anyway but I have to make it short as Joe is helping me prepare for a showing tomorrw as we are selling this and buying another. Take care, stay in touch.

two crows said...

hey AAC--
during vietnam, 'friendly fire' meant accidentally shooting a comrade during crossfire incidents.

those were bad enough -- but at least they were, by and large, accidents.

today, 'friendly fire' seems to be the name our gov't has given to out-and-out murder of someone they simply want to get rid of or shut up.
or so it seems to this armchair general.

an average patriot said...

two crows
I hate to tell you but you are right! It was a bit odd listening to it be justified if the rest of the troops were andangered.
We are letting in a lot of inferior troops to replace a lot of the quality that has had enough of Bush's wars.
The future does not look good and the chief idiot is just beginning. He will worsen this exponntially shortly.

enigma4ever said... comment just evaporated...
Okay I was saying that maybe we all need to send Mr.Limpall....pretzels...I know that is not nice...but you know what...fine I am a bad buddhist..but really he is a hateful piece of scum..I have had more attractive sensitive things stuck to my shoe....

Anok said...

An Average Patriot - try this tactic I used when my husband was in Iraq and I couldn't talk about anything to anyone. Write it down, re read it a few times - then burn it (The paper that is). It's no cure-all, but it helps a little bit. Or you could tell an elderly women with a very bad memory (or Alzheimer's!). I did that too. That worked pretty well.

Enigma, I have some stories about the angriest Buddhist I've ever met in my life LOL! Its OK, Buddhists are not Vulcans ;)

an average patriot said...

Don't you hate it when you lose a comment? I do it a lot, weak mind I guess!
Anyway. quite the contrary, you are a good Buhddist. I too have had better things stuck to my shoe. You just happen to see the ignorant, horrible, daily reality of the crap we are living through and are powerless to change. Very frustrating regardless of country or Religion.

an average patriot said...

You're funny! I could tell someone to get it off my chest but I am lucky in the respect that I can work things out with in my own mind. My biggest thing is seeing their professionalism and Patriotism abused for Bush's Forever War. I also agree that Buddhists are just as human having feelings just like everyone else. We are all human!