Harkin Owes An Apology
Take the politics out of it and there’s no excuse for a sitting US Senator to make this kind of official statement on the floor of the Senate. video here h/t Hot Air. This is beyond over the top, it’s just flat out disgusting. Given the context, Harkin must be full of hate to have said this in what are obviously prepared remarks.
HARKIN: I’ll just close, Mr. President, by noting that in August, seven soldiers published an op-ed in the New York Times criticizing the current strategy in Iraq. Tragically, two of those soldiers were subsequently killed in action, making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
I can only assume by Mr. Limbaugh’s definition that they too were “phony soldiers.” Now what’s most despicable is that Mr. Limbaugh says these provocative things to make more money. So he castigates our soldiers, this makes more news, more people tune in, he makes more money.
Well, I don’t know. Maybe he was just high on his drugs again. I don’t know whether he was or not. If so, he ought to let us know. But that shouldn’t be an excuse.