Pete Stark's Got Nothing to Apologize For
House Republicans like John Boehner are simply outraged that Pete Stark would dare to be outraged himself over their callous refusal to fund health care for children even while providing support for an ill-conceived, idiotic war that's killed thousands of American troops. So they're demanding an apology from Stark for these recent comments:
"You don't have money to fund the war or children," Stark declared. "But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement."
I have to admit, I can't see how anyone could take issue with that. Republicans are sending a message that they're trying to kill America's young people-- we'll deny them health care as children, then ship them off to a foreign country once they're eighteen. And anyone who's paid attention to our commander-in-chief for the past few years knows that he's terribly amused-- the guy makes jokes about non-existent weapons of mass destruction and chuckles over the death and destruction he's left in his wake.
Really, John Boehner? Where do you get the gall to act sanctimonious, knowing that you and your president have the blood of 3,830 U.S. soldiers on your hands? And when, pray tell, will you and your colleagues apologize for this massacre?