Friday, December 7, 2007

Does Mitch Really Want to Get Re-elected?


Then why does he say unforgivable - and unforgivably stupid - shit like this?

Senate Minority Mitch McConnell (R-KY), on U.S. casualties in Iraq: "Nobody is happy about losing lives but remember these are not draftees, these are full-time professional soldiers."

In other words, the wages of professional soldiery are disability and death? Yeah, that's right, Mitch, they chose to fight in an injust occupation while handicapped by a criminal dictator pretending to be president, without enough troops, without proper equipment or protection, without sufficient help from allies, in a doomed cause Smirky is ensuring they cannot win.

So fuck 'em.

Right back atcha, Mitch.

UPDATE. 1:44 p.m.: Likely Democratic challenger Lt. Col. Andrew Horne responds to Mitch's despicable insult to the troops.

"I would say that Mitch McConnell owes every member of our service and the families of the fallen an apology, but no apology from him can take back the venom he has spewed at our troops, this time. For anyone to believe that casualties of war are somehow more acceptable because they were not draftees is disgusting. For the Republican leader in the United States Senate to say that is beyond repugnant."

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE II, 2:23 p.m.: Media Czech at BlueGrassRoots notes that Mitch's repugnant comment comes at the same time that the state he represents is mourning the deaths of three Fort Campbell soldiers in a bombing in Iraq. But hey, they're professional soldiers, they deserve it, right, Mitch?

Cross-posted at BlueGrassRoots.