Jay Rockefeller, a democrat Senator and avid Obama supporter, is the latest Democrat leader to blatantly insult the military. His comments, directed at John McCain, follow:
"McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they (the missiles) get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues," Rockefeller said.
I don't have to say how despicable this is. Rockefeller may have thought he was only taking a shot at McCain, but the truth is he just slammed every man and woman who puts on the uniform on a daily basis.
McCain has responded with anger, but don't be fooled. There is nothing better for McCain than making this election about prior military service and national defense. I'm sure McCain was loving every word of Rockefeller's comment. Keep it up, libs. There is no better way to get a Republican elected.
How exactly do you insult a man for his service when that man spent 6 years in a Vietnamese prison camp? I'm not exactly sure what his intentions were, but his opinion on America's military is quite obvious. Indeed, America's democrat party has left little to question in this area.
--John Kerry basically calls the military uneducated and claims they are terrorizing Iraqi civilians in the middle of the night. This is years after he testifies before Congress and claims the military is guilty of crimes reminiscent of Genghis Khan
--Dick Durbin compares our troops at Gitmo to the Gestapo
--Hillary Clinton accuses the commanding General in Iraq of lying
--Barak Obama suggest the military is just "air raiding villages and killing civilians"
--Harry Reid labels General Peter Pace, a commander greatly respected among his peers, as "incompetent". Reid is the same person who declared defeat in Iraq as our soldiers were actively engaged with the enemy
And now, Senator Rockefeller weighs in. He has since issued the obligatory bland apology, no doubt under pressure from Obama who is looking to avoid further labels of weak and anti-military. Senator Obama has issued a statement that he disagrees with Rockefeller's comments, but stopped short of condemning his key supporter.
But remember.....they support the troops!