Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Veteran and Retired Officer: They're at it Again!
Dear Mister Rove,
I’m an old retired army officer; a veteran of two tours in Vietnam. I have a disability from my service there. Several of my comrades did not return from Vietnam. I am also a lifelong liberal Democrat who loves his country and wants nothing more than to see it united and respected throughout the world.
I am simply unable to adequately express in words my contempt for cowards like you and your warmongering friends in the Bush Administration. When my comrades and I were serving our country in Vietnam, you rhetorically supported the war while avoiding military service and placing yourselves in harm’s way. Talk is cheap! And now you are at it again. You and the administration’s young Republicans supporters, champion the war in Iraq. And once again you are willing to support it only as long as someone else fights it. You cowardly unpatriotic bastards! You have no right to question anyone’s patriotism.
I must admit, your strategy of attacking war heroes who stand in George W. Bush’s way has worked thus far on John McCain, Max Cleland and John Kerry. How do you sleep at night? Aside from attempting to rally support for your boss’ failed war in Iraq, what purpose does your attack on liberals serve? It is not only baseless, but extremely divisive.
More than ever, we need a united country, where our constitutional rights are honored and where a two party system flourishes; a country whose citizens respect one another in spite of political differences. As one of the greatest impediments to this taking place, you should resign immediately.