Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Does Senator Rockefeller Hate Military Pilots?

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller said of Republican Senator John McCain, "McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they (the missiles) get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues."

He has since apologized to McCain but what about an apology to the many brave men and women of our armed forces who, like McCain, have dropped "laser-guided" munitions? Is Senator Rockefeller saying that they are unfeeling? Is he saying they don't care about the lives of people? Is he really saying this about all former and current members of the U.S. Military who flew fighters and bombers? Well, if he is, it's certainly nothing new for a member of the political party that hates the military and wishes for the defeat of the United States.

If Senator Rockefeller had a pair he'd make sure he apologized to our brave men and women who have carried the load when people like Rockefeller stayed safely at home speaking through both of his faces.