Tuesday, April 8, 2008

'Hanoi Jay' Rockefeller

Obama supporter Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV disses John McCain's Vietnam service:
He’s a fighter pilot. He flies at 35,000 feet and drops laser-guided bombs, missiles. He was long gone when they hit. What happened down there, he doesn’t know.
Don Surber says the statement is less insulting in context, although I don't see how. I've criticized Crazy Cousin John for lots of things, but his service in Vietnam is not one of them.

Speaking of insults, I was tempted to say something about the average intelligence level in a state like West Virginia that sends two clowns like Rockefeller and Byrd to the Senate. Then I remembered I live in Maryland, a state that sends Sarbannes and Mikulski to the Senate. Never mind . . .

UPDATE: Ed Morrisey:

Rockefeller also sounds an awful lot like Barack Obama, who claimed that the entire strategy in Afghanistan consisted of "just air raiding villages and killing civilians."
One of my pet peeves is anti-war idiots who suggest that U.S. forces routinely and purposefully engage in the wanton slaughter of civilians. No one who understands U.S. military doctrine would suggest such a thing. Even in the case of documented atrocities -- e.g. My Lai -- these were rogue acts that were punished harshly.


  1. It's hard to give the U.S. Senate a bad name, but Byrd and Rockefeller, are certainly trying. What a couple of hacks.

  2. Thank you RSM for bringing this to our attention. As I sat hear reading it I couldn't help but think "why don't the Democrats just find one candidate that is not anti-troops"...then I quickly realize why and decided that what makes me different from a Liberal is that I don't act on my stupid thoughts.

  3. What a nightmare... oh, I AM awake - and blogging on a pro-war, Republican page. Get me outta here!!!