Dec 6, 2005

Hey Rush, ever heard of a "loofah"?

Did you know that Rush Limbaugh dodged the draft, complaining that he had a cyst?

On his ass?

For real. Stop laughing for a second.

So now he's also blasting John Kerry - who actually served in the military - because he's (Limbaugh's) saying that Kerry called U.S. soldiers in Iraq "terrorists."

I know, I know. Check out the blurb in dispute:

KERRY:... There is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children...

David Sirota at the HuffPo brings it home for us:

...We can just look at the record and see that yes, top military commanders agree with Kerry - not with Ass Cyst Limbaugh. For instance, back in 2003, the UK Guardian reported that Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, head of the allied forces in Iraq, "said the US had decided to revise its strategy and limit the scope of raids after being warned they were alienating the public." He said, "It was a fact that I started to get multiple indicators that maybe our iron-fisted approach to the conduct of ops was beginning to alienate Iraqis. I started to get those sensings from multiple sources, all the way from the governing council down to average people."

Earlier this year, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. military was rightly questioning its own raid strategy – as Kerry alluded to – because:

"The raids turn up little and leave hard feelings among civilians who resent foreign soldiers bursting into their homes, breaking doors and gates and pointing guns at their heads. They resent these men catching their wives and daughters in their bedclothes. They resent them barking orders, telling them to get on the ground, invading their homes, emptying drawers and turning over mattresses."
So let's be clear: what Ass Cyst Limbaugh is doing is both lying about Kerry, and frontally endorsing a radical change in U.S. military policy whereby our soldiers actually do start terrorizing people. He is doing this, even as our own military says that would be a mistake.
So according to Mr. Ass Cyst's logic, because Kerry said "there is no reason to terrorize," that means that the soldiers are? And - as Sirota points out - because Ass Cyst is using this as an opportunity to mock Kerry, is Limbaugh really saying that the troops should?

It's all so confusing. But then again, when dealing with right-wing pundit logic, you never really get a coherent argument anyway.


e. said...

holy shit, i'm torn up in stitches with "ass cyst." not that i didn't think of other ass-esque terms in connection with limbaugh -- asshole, dumbass, etc. -- you've taken it to a whole new level!

bravo sister! you give people like me (sick and unable to post my own ranting for a bit) a reason to pull my fevered head up to the monitor and smile!

Marie Antoinette said...

If that isn't spin, I don't know what is. John Kerry did use the word terror, but it is abundantly clear that he meant it in a different way.

Blogenfreude said...

Pilonidal cysts are a big problem, but at Agitprop, we're more worried about the War on Dunkin Donuts.

Dreah said...

I beleive it. the man who wrote "the way thing ought to be" and the pill popping shcmuck is so hippocritical that i could not stand him from the beginning, why people still listen to him is beyond me.