There has been a huge outcry the last few days to discipline Rush Limbaugh for exercising his first amendment rights. I’m not a Rush fan, but he does have a right to his opinions. He does not have the right to discredit real soldiers who have actually served the United States on the battlefield. I think this is a powerful advertisement and it speaks for itself.
General Wesley Clark wants to have Rush removed from Armed Forces radio. The bellicose,Rush Limbaugh has never worn a uniform in his life. The disabling condition which kept Rush from service in Vietnam, the war of his generation, was a pilonidal cyst. Rush has every right criticize the critics of the war, but he has no right to question their patriotism. I question the patriotism of a person who used a pilonidal cyst as a way to avoid his own military obligation. As a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy I helped a number of surgeons remove pilonidal cysts from active duty sailors and marines. None of them received medical discharges or deferments as a result of the condition. I think therefore that we have a phony pundit making bogus assertions about brave American patriots.