Karl Rove vs. John Murtha
It’s the tough pull-no-punches Marine vs. the Pillsbury Doughboy. The Vietnam Veteran vs. the Chickenhawk.
Pasty-faced triple-chinned Karl Rove — who wouldn’t know a uniform if it bit him on the ass — has made a career out of slandering war veterans. His latest would-be victim is John Murtha.
In New Hampshire, Rove said “when it gets tough, they fall back of that party’s old platform of cutting and running. They may be with you for the first few bullets but they won’t be there for the last tough battles.”
Bullets?? Battles?? Where does this asshole get off? No doubt this brave keyboard warrior has seen lots of “bullets” and “battles.” It gets pretty rough out there in the Chairborne Division.
When Tim Russert asked Murtha if he’d like to respond to Rove’s statement, Murtha’s response was:
“He’s in New Hampshire. He’s making a political speech. He’s sitting in his air-conditioned office with a big, fat backside saying, uh, ‘Stay the course.’ That’s not a plan. I mean, this guy... I don’t know what his military experience is, but that’s a political statement.”
In the same interview, Murtha also had some kind words for the Chickenhawk mentality in general:
“On the floor the other day — you may have heard this — one fella says, uh, ‘We’re fighting this war.’ We’re not fighting this war. One percent of the American people, these young men and women, are fighting this war with heavy packs, with seventy pounds of equipment, with helmets on in...in 130 degrees. That’s who’s fighting this war.”
Yeah!!! You go Guy!!! What the fuck is it with all these armchair warriors who keep talking about “We”?!? “We” are at war. “We” need to get in there and fight. “We” are gonna win!
If you’re saying “We” from the safety of your keyboard (or the office or the bar or the country club), it’s not “We.” Somebody else is doing your dirty work for you.