[FoRK] Unbelievable

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Thu Feb 12 17:08:28 PST 2004

This just about says it all.  Here for the world to see, all the 
perverse ugliness of a twisted, besmirched, hate-blackened, sociopathic 
right-wing mind.  Ann Coulter is an unbelievably ugly person:


Beyond the pale

We know, by now, what to expect from Ann Coulter. But her latest attack 
on triple amputee Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland 
is low, even by her standards. In a froth over the continued questions 
about gaps in President Bush's National Guard duty, Coulter says 
Cleland -- who, we'll again remind you, fought in Vietnam and came back 
a triple amputee -- "should stop allowing Democrats to portray him as a 
war hero."

In her syndicated column, found on Townhall.com, a project of the 
conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, Coulter tells us that 
Cleland "did not give his limbs for his country."

"Cleland lost three limbs in an accident during a routine noncombat 
mission where he was about to drink beer with friends. He saw a grenade 
on the ground and picked it up. He could have done that at Fort Dix … 
Indeed, if Cleland had dropped a grenade on himself at Fort Dix rather 
than in Vietnam, he would never have been a U.S. senator in the first 
place. Maybe he'd be the best pharmacist in Atlanta, but not a U.S. 

More Coulter: "Cleland wore the uniform, he was in Vietnam, and he has 
shown courage by going on to lead a productive life. But he didn't 
'give his limbs for his country,' or leave them 'on the battlefield.' 
There was no bravery involved in dropping a grenade on himself with no 
enemy troops in sight."

Not only should Coulter and the Heritage Foundation apologize to 
Cleland, they also owe an explanation and apology to those families who 
have lost U.S. soldiers in "noncombat" situations recently in Iraq. 
Does Coulter really think there's "no bravery involved" in being 
wounded or killed -- under any circumstances -- while serving?

-- Geraldine Sealey

[14:22 PST, Feb. 12, 2004] 

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