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What kind of message are we sending to our troops, the same ones we say we honor with yellow ribbons & waving flags? It doesn't matter if you agree or not with Dr Paul, we have to be careful not to make the kinds of statements that dishonor their service to the country. I found this article very disturbing - shame on Hannity & Morris for being so biased & careless.
Dick Morris Says American Troops Are Not “True Patriots”Posted on December 20, 2011 by cvrp2012
“NO TRUE PATRIOT COULD BE FOR RON PAUL” – Dick Morris 12/19/11 on Hannity radio.
by Nick Allison, U.S. Army
Recently, Dick Morris made comments on Sean Hannity’s radio show stating that anyone who supports Ron Paul and his campaign is unpatriotic. There’s nothing quite like a couple of chickenhawks who never served their country sitting around defining patriotism. While I am not easily offended, I nonetheless found Mr. Morris’ statements to be slightly disturbing and seriously hypocritical.
Ron Paul enjoys strong support among members of the military and veterans. He receives more campaign contributions from active duty troops than all of the other Republican candidates combined. Is Dick implying that we, the people who have actually fought in America’s wars, are somehow less patriotic than people such as himself simply because we disagree on foreign policy? His remarks have insulted thousands of military personnel and veterans.
The sad part is that Dick has no idea what he is talking about. He has no personal experience on which to base his opinion. You see, Mr. Morris was too much of a coward to put his own ass on the line by volunteering for the military during the Vietnam War. He was twenty years old in 1968- prime fighting age. Some other poor kid fought and died in his place. He should be ashamed of himself. Not for dodging service in Vietnam, mind you, but for espousing his current hawkish attitude toward foreign policy despite his reluctance to serve in his own war. You can talk the talk, Dick, but you never had the balls to walk the walk.
I would like to see him tell a veteran to his face, a soldier or marine- someone who was wounded in Afghanistan, who lost buddies in Iraq, who spent years of his life away from his family, who came home with mental as well a physical scars from fighting an immoral and unnecessary war with one hand tied behind his back with red-tape and bureaucratic bullshit- that he is somehow not a true patriot, simply because he supports Ron Paul for President.
I would like to make it clear that I don’t claim to speak for all veterans. I never have. But I do speak for a large and ever-growing number of us. We have fought your dirty little wars. We have killed for our country. Many of us have died. And we don’t all share the same views as Dick Morris. And, according to him, this alone makes us “unpatriotic.”
Even my brothers who don’t necessarily share all of my ideas wouldn’t take such an un-American stance as Mr. Morris has in calling anyone, including the members of the military who disagree with him, unpatriotic.
Dick Morris is a coward, a chickenhawk, a disgrace and a hypocrite. His name doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned next to the names of the brave men and women who have fought and died for this country, regardless of their political, moral or personal beliefs.