Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I don't even need to insult this guy anymore! He does it all himself!
Listen to this audio clip
Nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh equated the actions of Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq, with those of Bill Burkett, the retired Texas Air National Guard officer who provided CBS' 60 Minutes with unauthenticated documents regarding President Bush's National Guard record. Sheehan is currently staging an anti-war protest outside Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Limbaugh said that Sheehan's "story is nothing more than forged documents."
Sheehan's "story" is, in fact, that her son died while fighting in Iraq. A Humvee mechanic, Spc. Casey Sheehan was one of seven U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad's Sadr City on April 4, 2004, by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.
From the August 15 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: I mean, Cindy Sheehan is just Bill Burkett. Her story is nothing more than forged documents. There's nothing about it that's real, including the mainstream media's glomming onto it. It's not real. It's nothing more than an attempt. It's the latest effort made by the coordinated left.
"Some insist that his decision to go public was motivated more by recent negative press reports than by moral scruples. His maid had told The National Enquirer that she sold him thousands of black-market pills - Lorcet, hydrocodone and OxyContin ---- over a four-year period. Allegedly, he took as many as 30 OxyContin pills a day. Thus, any cynical conclusions drawn about his belated, unctuous admission of drug abuse are understandable. Remember, the most popular conservative radio voice in the nation declared in a 1995 interview, "The answer (to drug use) is to find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river."
Right on, Rush!