crazy18 Feb 2004
Well, in continuing this fine tradition, I’d like to feature another popular nutbag, Ann Coulter, lying about Max Cleland:
“Cleland lost three limbs in an accident during a routine non-combat 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. … Luckily for Cleland’s political career and current pomposity about Bush, he happened to do it while in Vietnam. …
“Cleland … 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.”
Needless to say, this would be a low, low attack even if it were true. Of course, it’s not. More on this at The Nation.
You know, I feel the same swell of pity for them both. They both just need some love so badly! Do I see a celebrity hook-up in their future? Mum’s the word!