I tried to write to Cornyn last night, but his web site was acting all funky. Now I’m glad it didn’t work because Glenn Greenwald found an article on Fox’s web site by Col. David Hunt that I was able to add to my email to Cornyn. Col. Hunt believes that U.S. generals, in both the Marines and the Army are betraying the troops and that those generals should be put on trial.
Here’s my email to Cornyn:
In order for you not to be a hypocrite, it is imperative that you amend the resolution which you offered in the Senate recently condemning anyone who disparages our military personnel serving in this time of war. Clearly, your resolution was not strong enough since both Rush Limbaugh and Ret. Col. David Hunt of Fox News channel this past week have felt free to not only question our troops’ patriotism, but to accuse our generals in the field of betrayal.
This must be stopped. I trust you will approach these two smears of our troops with the same vigor you did the moveon.org ad. As you know, Rush Limbaugh’s show is listened to by millions of Americans and Fox New Channel is accessed by people world wide.
Please do everything in your power to stop this despicable trend.
I’ll probably hand-write another letter some time this weekend.
While Cornyn’s ‘Sense of the Senate’ resolution focused on the good General Petraeus for the most part, it did include this wording:
It is the sense of the Senate
to strongly condemn any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces;
It’s time to amend that resolution. As it stands, it specifically names MoveOn.org. Rush Limbaugh should be added by name. At least the MoveOn.org ad criticised and questioned good General Petraeus based on facts (or rather his lack of transparency in handling the facts). Limbaugh smears those serving with the same broad brush that is far too commonly used by undying endless war supporters in attempting to silence anyone who disagrees with their view.
All the details at Media Matters.
via Think Progress
GWB at his presser yesterday, “I was disappointed that not more leaders in the Democrat party spoke strongly against the kind of ad.” Just like in the SOTU. Yeah, he’s just not good at pronouncing words ‘cuz he’s from Texas, ya know. Asshole.
Meanwhile, another Texas asshole John Cornyn convinced me to give to Moveon.org for the first time ever. His little minority stopped anything meaningful from passing the senate this past week, but give the guy a camera and microphone, and he’s off. Also, I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Its seems that MoveOn.org has raised over $500K this week. Well done Republicans!
NOW was interesting tonight. Hopefully I’ll have time tomorrow to look into it a bit more. It was about micro-lending and a group from Mexico making some remarkably large profits from it.
Lastly, this tip from commenters at John Cole’s Balloon-Juice: A group calling themselves “Gathering of Eagles” rescued the photograph of a Marine killed in Iraq from being held hostage by . . . the Marine’s father. Here’s a link to one of the rescuers. (It’s a forum — scroll to 8:36 a.m. 9-18-07 post by ‘Spockwasright’ — it’s the part in italics. Pics here. Reportedly, the Marine’s father, Carlos Arredondo, was beaten, including being kicked in the head. That’s no big deal, right? I’ve been kicked in the head a couple of times. It tickled.
Actually, I’m a bit late. I can’t even remember all of the times that the local media already has had him on — especially radio. Today it was a little blurb about the federal response to the heavy rains in the state. He seems to be able to attach his name to all sorts of news stories.
I’ll try my best to keep up with this. I’ll also keep a watch on who might turn out to be the Dem’s opponet in that race. I’ve read that Rick Noriega is in it, and of course, there’s Barbara Radnofsky. I can’t tell if she is thinking about it or not. She may wait and try for KBH’s seat again. Either way, they both have a chance to beat Cornyn. That’s just me yammerin’, though :)