They Have No Cause to Criticize SEALs
Bush supporters are frantically trying to get some credit for bringing down Osama bin Laden. While trying to get credit, they are at the same time diminishing this enormous accomplishment.
Rush Limbaugh, on the local WEEB radio station, criticized the Navy SEALs for using bomb-sniffing dogs. As part of that show he also participated in a conversation with a call-in fan saying photos of bin Laden were not made public, implying the SEALs shot bin Laden in the back. Criticizing the SEALs is highly objectionable, very offensive and an insult to the them.
Glenn Beck said the ceremony at ground zero was “disgusting,” “obscene” and “grotesque.” It would be interesting to know what the policemen, firemen and family members thought.
In drawing attention to themselves, (Limbaugh and Beck) have also reignited the nation-splitting issues of torture, weapons of mass destruction and the invasion of Iraq. Bringing down bin Laden was an enormous accomplishment. It is a shame the nation can’t experience this enormous accomplishment without being detoured or distracted with sideshows and self-serving rhetoric.
Patrick J. Nevins
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