Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither, and lose both.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Gall

What unmitigated gall. The latest from the republican hitmen is to complain that maybe Kerry wasn’t really injured by enemy fire when he got his first purple heart. Real shrapnel was removed from his wound. More importantly, they are attacking someone who volunteered for, and actually served, two tours of duty in Viet Nam. Who came under fire, was wounded twice more, and received a silver star and a bronze star.

The same people support someone who got into the National Guard through political pull, and couldn’t even serve out his full term in that, and couldn’t take his medical examination to keep his eligibility to fly. His major wounds were being called the “Texas Souffle” by other who served on the same political campaign in Alabama. I’m sure his feelings were severely hurt.

Kerry should have expected this. I’m sure Max Cleland could have told him how much the republicans respect real military service.

And as of yesterday, 110 american soldiers had lost their life in the Iraq war this month alone (20 days), because that same “Texas Souffle” decided to invade a country that was not threatening the United States in the least. It does not feel good that after 226 years, the US has now, for the first time, fought a war that was not forced upon us.

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