Tuesday, June 12, 2007

How soon they forget

Frank Manzullo, the brother of U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, has a letter to the editor in today's Rockford Register Star in which he sternly disparages politicians who don't march in lockstep with George W. Bush's ill-advised policy in Iraq.

He even implies that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

But Frank seems to have forgotten when brother Don was an antiwar activist who didn't stand behind his president in a time of international conflict and instead called for withdrawal of U.S. troops from the theater of war.

The story of Don's dissent is here. Perhaps it would refresh Frank's memory.

UPDATE: One wonders what Frank Manzullo thinks of all the retired generals, including former field commanders in Iraq, who have spoken out against the war. Are they unpatriotic?

UPDATE II: If he has a taste for satire, Frank might want to ponder this about retired Gen. George Washington.

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