Why Won't Republicans Condemn Rush Limbaugh?

So as you all know, there is nothing, and I mean nothing, worse than mocking a soldier, even if said soldier is the head of the debacle in Iraq. If there's one thing the beltway crowd has been clear on, it's that the whole MoveOn "Gen. Betrayus" thing was the most offensive thing in the history of offensive things, even more offensive than, oh, let's just pick something...let's say it's even more offensive than sending several thousand men and women to die in a war that we never should have been fighting in the first place.

I mean, that there is just being "tough."

Anyhow, given that there's nothing worse than smearing the troops, I'm sure we can expect the Senate to take up a resolution tomorrow condemning Rush Limbaugh:
During the September 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh called service members who advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq "phony soldiers." He made the comment while discussing with a caller a conversation he had with a previous caller, "Mike from Chicago," who said he "used to be military," and "believe[s] that we should pull out of Iraq." Limbaugh told the second caller, whom he identified as "Mike, this one from Olympia, Washington," that "[t]here's a lot" that people who favor U.S. withdrawal "don't understand" and that when asked why the United States should pull out, their only answer is, " 'Well, we just gotta bring the troops home.' ... 'Save the -- keeps the troops safe' or whatever," adding, "[I]t's not possible, intellectually, to follow these people." "Mike" from Olympia replied, "No, it's not, and what's really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media." Limbaugh interjected, "The phony soldiers." The caller, who had earlier said, "I am a serving American military, in the Army," agreed, replying, "The phony soldiers."

Yeah! Phony soldiers, like these phony dead soldiers right here. I mean, sure they died in Iraq while serving in Iraq, where they were ostensibly soldiers, but still, they're anti-war -- so they're big phonies. Right, Rush?

So seriously: when will the beltway go ballistic on this? When will this smear on our troops -- an actual smear, mind you, on actual front-line troops, not an overheated headline attacking a general -- when will the Republicans condemn this statement? At least the Democrats care about our brave men and women.

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