Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fox News: Army generals betraying us

Fox News contributor and frequent O'Reilly guest David Hunt repeatedly attacks the honor and integrity of our military generals in a special editorial on their web site.
Our generals in both the Army and Marine Corps have cared more about their precious careers and reputations than their soldiers and Marines under them. The Marines have actually prosecuted a Marine for shooting a terrorist too many times....

In Iraq, the story is the same. The Army rediscovered a trick we used in 'Nam' called "baiting," where you leave ammunition and pieces of explosive devices out and shoot whoever takes them. We used to leave exploding ammo to put in your AK -- when you try to fire it, the gun blows up. It worked then and it works now . . . but guess what the Army is now putting on trial: Ranger Snipers for doing their jobs. The rules of engagement were once again being followed and once again our generals put their careers over their men's lives.

We should be putting these generals on trial, first for going along with Rummy and just as important for not trusting their soldiers. . . .

These poor excuse for officers do not deserve the soldiers they dare claim they lead.
Hunt flat out states that the corruption and betrayal of our American Generals are preventing us from winning.

I want a Senate resolution denouncing Fox News for smearing our generals and saying they are betraying us and our courageous troops. As Greenwald writes:
Taking the corrupt political tactics wielded by the war-hungry Right and applying those same tactics to them (rather than ineffectively protesting the unfairness of the tactics) is the only way to ensure they cease.

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