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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Those Lovely, Patriotic Bushies

posted by Jazz at 12/30/2004 09:43:00 AM


Hold on to your hats. This one is too priceless to miss. (Courtesy of Memeorandum) Apparently, last week, Al Neuharth published an opinion column in USA Today suggesting what we have been saying for some time - the United States needs to start pulling our troops out of Iraq sooner rather than later. (Preferably NOW in case I haven't mentioned it today.) This opinion was highlighted (though not even endorsed) by Greg Mitchell of Editor and Publisher. And hoooooo doggy. You should see the flood of enraged "love" that came from the oh-so-American Bush supporters. Here's a few small tastes just to give you the flavor. (All emphasis mine.)
Kenneth Genest: ?They had two of these in World War 2. One was called Tokyo Rose and the other Axis Sally. Their job was to discourage the American soldiers. I see they have one now at USA Today.?

Joe McBride, Fort Dodge, Iowa: ?Mr. Neuharth, thanks to you and your ignorance the terrorists are probably booking their flights to the U.S. now! If we pull out of Iraq with the job unfinished the terrorists will be bombing McDonalds, and blowing up malls and schools here, killing our innocent men, women and children.?

Craig Wood, Waianae, Hawaii: ?Today's press undermines our troops and supports our enemies. They convince parents that supporting your President is dangerous. They concentrate their ire on any fight that involves the United States and ignore all others. Like the sex scandal in the Congo with United Nations forces?. But, let some Army private put panties on an Iraqi's head and all hell brakes loose.?

Duggan Flanakin, Austin, Texas: ?Neuharth should be tried for treason along with a lot of other blowhards who should be spending their energies condemning the barbarism of our enemies, the same people who destroyed the Twin Towers.?

Mel Gibbs: ?The Patriot Act will put both of you (Neuharth and Mitchell) on trial for treason and convict and execute both of you as traitors for running these stories in a time of war and it should be done on TV for other communist traitors like you two to know we mean business. This is war and you should be put in prison NOW for talking like this. Who the hell do you people think you are? You give aid and comfort to our enemies and aid them in murdering our proud soldiers. You people are a disgrace to America. Your families should be put in prison with you, then be made to leave and move to the Middle East ...This is a great Christian nation and god wants us to lead the world out of darkness with great leaders like President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Communists like Al and Greg will soon be in prison and on death row for your ugly papers. We won the election and now you are mad. We own America and all the rights, you people are trash, go back to Russia and Africa and take your friends with before we put you on death row after a fair trial.?
And just to make sure you don't get much sleep tonight, I'll remind you of one more thing. All of these drooling mouth breathers get to vote. And last November 2nd, they did.

Tbogg had a good take on this:

You know, if this is the middle that Peter Beinart wants us to move towards, I think I'll pass. At least without some tongs and rubber gloves and maybe some bug spray. ...and a tranquilizer gun. A really big one.