GOP Senate Leader McConnell Appears To Belittle Deaths Of American Troops
By Greg Sargent - December 7, 2007, 10:17AM
Uh oh -- looks like GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell has got a problem on his hands. Check out what he said about the death of American troops in Iraq in a meeting with constituents this week, according to Kentucky's Grayson County News-Gazette:It will come as no surprise that McConnell declined to participate in his (our) generation's war to spread USer-style, world-wide democracy.“Unfortunately, most of our friends on the other isle are having a hard time admitting things are getting better; some days I almost think the critics of this war don't want us to win. Nobody is happy about losing lives but remember these are not draftees, these are full-time professional soldiers."It's hard to read this as anything but belittling the importance of the deaths of troops because they're "professional soldiers." What McConnell is basically saying here is, "hey, they signed up for this."
Maybe someone should get clarification from McConnell on this.
I, of course, being a peaceful and rational man, would never advocate inflicting violence on an elected official, especially one so prominent as the Senate's Minority Leader...But I would not EVER convict any Veteran who took her or his prosthetic limb--or the femur of a deceased 'buddy'--and beat that gutless, smirking, simpering, prissy-lipped, feculent fucker McConnell to death with it.