Here’s the Limbaugh audio if you can stomach listening to it, I highly recommend it. Please note that Limbaugh never served. His reasoning follows:
I had student deferments in college, and upon taking a physical, was discovered to have a physical- uh, by virtue of what the military says, I didn’t even know it existed- a physical deferment and then the lottery system came along, where they chose your lost by birth date, and mine was high. And I did not want to go, just as Governor Clinton didn’t.
His physical deferment was a cyst on his ass. So, here is Mr. Asscyst’s “Phoney Soldier” comment:
On Wednesday’s show, Limbaugh and a caller were talking about supporters of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, and the caller said anti-war groups “never talk to real soldiers.”
“They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and spout to the media,” the caller said.
“The phony soldiers,” Limbaugh said.
One of those “Phoney Soldiers” speaks up. The Real Deal.
Blue Girl directed me to a very interesting story about Rush Limbaugh, who called veterans opposed to the war phony soldiers. Of course, this is the same Rush Limbaugh who threw a fit about the Moveon.org Petraeus ad, calling it “contemptible” and “indecent.” Apparently anyone in the military is above criticism as long as they agree with Rush’s brave belief that we should be in Iraq “as long as it takes.” And I use the term ‘we’ loosely, as I believe the closest Rush has ever gotten to combat was watching We Were Soldiers with surround sound.
You’ve got to go read it. He includes pictures of “Phoney Soldiers” from his time in Iraq.
Watch the VoteVets response to Limbaugh.