Friday, April 04, 2008

Why Do Republicans Hate the Troops, Part MDCCLXXIII

To pick up where Tom left off, below, Michael Ledeen is all puffed up over prosecutions under a silly new law:

Anti-Hero of the Day [Michael Ledeen]

A guy convicted in New York under the "Stolen Valor Act" (great name, eh?) for posing as a decorated Special Forces hero in Vietnam. Turns out he was a mere medals...

Yes, this is the same Michael Ledeen who just last year published this troop smear in the National Review:
We’ve got lots of soldiers sitting on megabases all over Iraq. They should be out and about, some of them embedded, others just moving around, tracking the terrorists, hunting them down. I don’t know how many guys and gals are sitting in air-conditioned quarters and drinking designer coffee, but it’s a substantial number. Enough of that.
It's the same Michael Ledeen whose beloved president impersonated a conquering hero in staging his "Mission Accomplished" and his "Bring it on" troop-killing pratfalls. It's the same Michael Ledeen who has pushed/pulled the same fool president through 4,000 unnecessary troop deaths in the Iraq fiasco. It's the same Michael Ledeen who proudly joined in as his troop-humping Republican brethren swiftboated the valorous John Kerry and carried their utter failure, their AWOL poser, their phony hero to another term in the White House.

What this country needs is a Patriot Impostor Act. And a healthy sense of shame.