Monday, April 17, 2006

Thanks for serving, now shut up!

Now that retired generals begin to call for Rummy's head on a platter, the lapdogs of the Bush Junta are crying foul.

By military law, serving military are severely restricted in political speech. The lapdogs of the Bush Junta want to extend this prohibition to retired generals. (Unless, of course, they're yip-yapping in support of the Junta.)

Bottom Line: According to the Junta, if you choose to "serve your country" by enlisting, you forever forfeit your rights to participation in the public political process. (Unless you serve the Junta.)

Under the "sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" rule, it is only equitable that this principle be extended to all ranks.

Let the Junta hang itself with its own rope. Let all ex-military elected or appointed to political positions in the Federal government immediately resign, in obedience to their stated principles.

This would include "vets" Bush and Rummy, but not ... ho ho ho ... Dick C, who parlayed deferment upon deferment to evade service in Vietnam.

The thanks of a grateful nation: thanks for serving, now shut up!


Anonymous Hari said...

Quoth the ravin' today:

"I hear the voices and I read the front page and I know the speculation, but I'm the decider and I decide what is best and what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense."

"I'm the decider"...what is this, 2nd grade rhetoric?

6:02 PM  

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