As Will Rogers said, "Patriotism means supporting your country always, and your politicians when they've earned it."
How dare Vice President Dick Cheney and the spokesman for the White House attack a career Marine combat veteran with two Purple Hearts whom Cheney called his best supporter when Cheney was secretary of defense? Add Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage to those who scream for support of the president's vague and dangerous plan, but never served themselves. Having pulled guys like Rep. John Murtha out of the jungle in Vietnam, I'm fed up with the GOP and cutting up the party membership card they sent me in 2003."
~ John B. McTasney, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) Carmichael, CA
LTE in today's Sac Bee