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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:35 AM
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GOP Senate Leader McConnell Appears To Belittle Deaths Of American Troops
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GOP Senate Leader McConnell Appears To Belittle Deaths Of American Troops
By Greg Sargent - December 7, 2007, 10:17AM

Uh oh -- looks like GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell has got a problem on his hands. Check out what he said about the death of American troops in Iraq in a meeting with constituents this week, according to Kentucky's Grayson County News-Gazette:

Unfortunately, most of our friends on the other isle are having a hard time admitting things are getting better; some days I almost think the critics of this war don't want us to win. Nobody is happy about losing lives but remember these are not draftees, these are full-time professional soldiers."

It's hard to read this as anything but belittling the importance of the deaths of troops because they're "professional soldiers." What McConnell is basically saying here is, "hey, they signed up for this."

Maybe someone should get clarification from McConnell on this.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:38 AM
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1. McConnell is an asshole of the highest order......
.... It's a constant struggle with me as to whom I loathe more, him or Boehner.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:39 AM
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14. An asshole of such high order that few will ever enter
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:39 AM
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2. It will only become a big thing
if the dems start criticizing him publicly and loudly for saying this.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:52 AM
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5. or if we can make a hollar big enough to bring it to the attention
of Keith, or the more connected blogs..
(it wouldn't hurt to rec this thread, for instance.)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:59 AM
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6. I think I just may have to forward this to KO; thanks for the idea! nt
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:39 AM
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3. You would need to pull his head out of his ass to get a clarification.
Ugly work, indeed. :thumbsdown:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:41 AM
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4. Draftees = valuable human beings. Professional soldiers = expendable cannon fodder.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:01 PM
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7. That's the sneaky little squirrel I wish Flynt would expose
you can tell by just looking at him he is sneaky as hell. And he is so against gay decisions, maybe he don't want people to find out he likes to feel privates, other men's privates.
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momster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:08 PM
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8. "All-Volunteer Army" Crap
The righties drag this out whenever someone objects to the deaths/maiming of soldiers. As if just because they volunteered, the admin can use them in any way they want. Are they more chary of the soldiers' lives when there's a draft? Check 'Nam and you'll see the answer is no. Therefore this mindset of the righties is b.s. created just for the purpose of shutting up critics.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 02:34 PM
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9. Where was that logic when the Repukes were assaulting Clinton for
the three bodies being drug through Mogadishu, or when one Republican was crying over the fact that one soldier was killed at a toll booth after the peaceful and bloodless restoration of the rightful President of Haiti?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:58 PM
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10. Is he begging for a pie or what?
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:16 PM
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11. I never thought of the National Guard as being "full time" soldiers
I'm sure most members of the Guard never thought of themselves that way either.

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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:17 AM
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15. No kidding!
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:18 PM
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12. today's "Worst Person in the World"
KO's got that right!
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:19 PM
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13. Talk is...he was kicked out of the military for GROPING another soldier...
so, I guess there's still some bitterness there
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