The liars on the right, following their tried and true mantra of repeating the same lies over and over again hoping people will finally believe them... have been blown out of the water with the publication of the full transcript and context of Rush Limbaugh's remarks which make it perfectly clear that Rush is referring to anti-war soldiers as phony soldiers.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I have a retort to Mike in Chicago, because I am serving in the American military, in the Army. I've been serving for 14 years, very proudly.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I'm one of the few that joined the Army to serve my country, I'm proud to say, not for the money or anything like that. What I would like to retort to is that, what these people don't understand, is if we pull out of Iraq right now, which is not possible because of all the stuff that's over there, it would take us at least a year to pull everything back out of Iraq, then Iraq itself would collapse and we'd have to go right back over there within a year or so.
RUSH: There's a lot more than that that they don't understand. The next guy that calls here I'm going to ask them, "What is the imperative of pulling out? What's in it for the United States to pull out?" I don't think they have an answer for that other than, "When's he going to bring the troops home? Keep the troops safe," whatever.
RUSH: It's not possible intellectually to follow these people.
CALLER: No, it's not. And what's really funny is they never talk to real soldiers. They pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and spout to the media.
RUSH: The phony soldiers.
CALLER: Phony soldiers. If you talk to any real soldier and they're proud to serve, they want to be over in Iraq, they understand their sacrifice and they're willing to sacrifice for the country.
Clearly they are talking about "phony soldiers" in Iraq who "spout to the media."
And it's almost two minutes later before Rush raises the issue of Jesse MacBeth whom he claims is propped up as a hero -- a full two minutes later.
We pick up the transcript at the end of the phone call.
I want to thank you, Mike, for calling. I appreciate it very much.
[Note, end of call]
Here is a Morning Update that we did recently talking about fake soldiers. This is a story of who the left props up as heroes. They have their celebrities and one of them was Army Ranger Jesse Macbeth. [...]
Nothing was said about "heroes" in the portion of the phone call where Limbaugh calls some of our troops "phony soldiers"... Rush has changed the subject.
In his rants defending himself, dutifully picked up and repeated by the lying bloggers on the right, Limbaugh chose to cut out the almost 2 minutes of conversation that transpired between his slam on the anti-war troops as being phony soldiers and the point where he starts talking about 'hero' Jesse MacBeth, eliminating those two minutes to compress time and give the appearance it was one continuous discussion.
It wasn't. In those two minute Rush talks about a number of different issues, including WMDs, then eventually turns the subject to Jesse MacBeth.
They're lying again, and they've been caught lying, again, and they are now madly spinning back and forth, these whirling dervishes of deception, trying to cover for their lies with more lies.
Why chickenhawks like Limbaugh can't just apologize when he makes a mistake like this is a mystery... Why the lying loyalists will say and do anything to cover for chickenhawks like Limbaugh is much more obvious, and disgusting. They simply can't tell the truth if it makes conservatives look bad, and would rather lie instead.
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