Friday, June 17, 2005

VFW Demands That Senator Durbin Apologize

Here is the official statement from the VFW on Sen. Durbin's assault on the Military:


Of everything I have read, this reaction I think is the best fitting and perhaps that is because it is from the organization that represents those Dubin attacked:

"The senator was totally out of line for even thinking such thoughts, and we demand he apologize to every man and woman who has ever worn the uniform of our country, and to their families," said John Furgess, the VFW's commander-in-chief.

"Our soldiers put the needs of others first, just like generations of Americans before them," said Furgess, a Vietnam veteran who retired as a colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

"They answered the call to create our country, to save our Union, and to help free the world from tyranny. And in return, all they ever asked for was to be appreciated for who they are and what they do, and for the country to care for their minds and bodies if broken or care for their families should they die," he said

"To link such selflessness to three of world's worst regimes is reprehensible," said Furgess, "and I call on every member of Congress and all 900,000 veterans in the State of Illinois to make their displeasure known to Senator Durbin."

I can't agree more and what a powerful point I think the VWF's commander-in-chief made when he said: The senator was totally out of line for even thinking such thoughts

How does someone especially someone who is the second highest ranking of his party in the Senate, think such a thought? Then to say it?????

I say it comes from a true bias against the military which can be seen clear as a bell in a large number of the DNC rank & file. Certainly not all but a healthy percentage on the ultra liberal side of the spectrum. If that's the case then I guess it makes sense that they would elect people who have the same mindset on the military that they do.......................