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The opposition is shameless.

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read “Maimed for Lies” and “Enlist here and die for Halliburton.” …

Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan’s vigil outside President Bush’s ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well. …

But the anti-war activists were unapologetic when asked whether they considered such signs as “Maimed for Lies” offensive to wounded war veterans and their families.

Al-Jazeera called and wants to pass along the gratitude of al-Qaeda members around the world for continuing to give them marketing material.

It’s ironic that the same group of liberal wackos that find a Christmas tree and an Indian mascot offensive think demoralizing wounded troops is not. Even more ironic is that the troops their making fun of with mock caskets and stupid slogans are the very people who gave these nuts the freedom to act like the a–holes they’re being.

“If I went to war and lost a leg and then found out from my hospital bed that I had been lied to, that the weapons I was sent to search for never existed, that the person who sent me to war had no plan but to exploit me, exploit the country I was sent to, I would be pretty angry,” Luke told Cybercast News Service.

“I would want people to do something about it and if I couldn’t get out of my bed and protest myself, I would want someone else to do it in my name,” he added.

News flash for Luke… these soldiers haven’t lost their ability to speak. They’re capable of telling us what they really feel without your nonsensical “translation”. And here’s what they’re saying, Luke, if you care to listen:

Kevin Pannell, who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated after an ambush grenade attack near Baghdad in 2004, considers the presence of the anti-war protesters in front of the hospital “distasteful.” …

We don’t like them and we don’t like the fact that they can hang their signs and stuff on the fence at Walter Reed,” he said.

But…

…the anti-war activists were unapologetic…

Big surprise. Then out comes the “chickenhawk” talking points:

But Luke and the other anti-war protesters dismissed the message of the counter demonstrators. “We know most of the George Bush supporters have never spent a day in uniform, have never been closer to a battlefield than seeing it through the television screen,” Luke said.

Oh really? Let’s examine the voting trend of those in uniform and see who they prefer.

Update: Video of the interview with “Luke“. Can someone please tell me what gender it is?

Others:
Jonathon says they’ve sunk to a new low.
TheMan is so mad he could spit.
Drew calls it sickening.
Matt nails it in his title.
Michelle links to video footage of these anti-American a–holes beating up a soldier.
Mark isn’t surprised considering who’s leading the charge.

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