Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Quote of the day

"The devotion of conservatives to America's military seems to consist, primarily, of two aspects: expressing one's love rhetorically while specifically avoiding service oneself, and refusing to offer appropriate funding or support either for soldiers fighting abroad or wounded veterans returning home." - Eric Alterman, Why We're Liberals

Although I'm not comfortable with the quote's broad stroke (there are plenty of conservatives in the military or who are upset with the administration's treatment of the troops), it does hit home with the Limbaughs and Cheneys of the movement. In fairness to Alterman, however, in the context of the book it's fairly clear that those are the sort of people he's speaking of.

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