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Why Don't Conservatives Support The Troops?

( graphic via Big Lizards) Roy posted this from the Imus Blog: During the past week I’ve gotten several links from some of the biggest liberal

biglizarddeathchart1jpg.jpg( graphic via Big Lizards) Roy posted this from the Imus Blog:

During the past week I’ve gotten several links from some of the biggest liberal blogs/websites on the Internet, Crooks & Liars, Think Progress, and Daily Kos. These are not sites that would normally link to this blog. As anyone who reads my blog knows I routinely slam liberal politicians and media.

But these guys rose above politics to try and bring awareness to the problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Some might say they’re doing it as an opportunity to slam the Bush Administration. I don’t think that’s it. I think it’s a genuine concern for active duty soldiers and veterans.

I wondered why I hadn’t received a single link from a conservative blog or website. I thought well they just didn’t like any of my posts. So I went and checked the right wing blogs I normally read when I get time, Redstate, Pajama Media, Hot Air, and Michelle Malkin. Except for Ms. Malkin, not one of these sites even mentioned the Washington Post Story or anything about Walter Reed that I could find. When Malkin talks about it, she was not able to rise above politics and used it as an opportunity to slam the liberal media and democrats. She even had the balls to say she wrote about this issue 8 years on

Roy, supporting the troops is a political wedge issue that the right tries to wrap themselves around to attack liberals. The proof is quite evident. Pinky Pinkerton is just the latest example of I've posted about. Keep sending those emails: at Yes, we can disagree about the war, but none of us put the troops in the crosshairs. It's a convenient way for the right to attack us because we disagree with BushCo. and the war, as you've now witnessed. Try to find how many stories they've done regarding body armor, training, extended tours of duty, benefits and you won't find many. Notice the graph at the top. They consider the deaths of our troops in Iraq nothing more than a "line" on a graph--as if their deaths are worth less. And no mention of the innocent Iraqis that have perished because of this war...

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