Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Who Said It?

lincoln

"Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs, and should be arrested, exiled or hanged."

The above quotation has been credited to Abraham Lincoln by a countless number of conservatives who were attempting to fashion a historical argument for the silencing or, in some extreme cases, the trying and execution of vocal opponents of our floundering military actions in the mid-east. As factcheck.org recently noted this statement was made by right-wing scholar, J. Michael Waller.

Do a google search of this faux Lincoln quote. Most bloggers who invoked this saying as the lynchpin for their flimsy misdirection also shoehorned John Kerry and John Murtha's names as Congressmen who should be first in line to be made examples of.

Oh, the irony.

The one side of the political spectrum who shamelessly boast of their unqualified support of the troops will in the next breath malign such patriots as Kerry, Murtha, Max Cleland and the generals who called for Rumsfeld's resignation. How dare they call into question the Americanism of these fine men. To disagree with their politics is one thing, but to actively vilify their good name is depravity in its ugliest form.

1 comment:

Shenell said...

Since we're talking about quotes...who was it that said "A House divided against itself shall not stand." Why is the goverment so quick to denounce the citizen who speaks against it?