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Fred Thompson, who has way more experience pretending to be in the military than anyone else in politics, steps up to the plate in defense of calling anti-war troops “phony soldiers”:

Congressional Democrats are trying to divert attention from insulting our military leader in Iraq and pandering to the loony left by attacking Rush Limbaugh. He is one of the strongest supporters of our troops, yet Democrats claim he is not being strong enough. I wonder who General Petraeus and his troops think is most supportive?

No away around it, but obviously congressional Democrats are trying to divert attention from the “Betrayus” controversy. This, though, just gets us back to the point that congressional Republicans were harping about that in order to . . . distract attention away from their steadfast support of the Bush administration’s catastrophically failed policies in Iraq. In some sense, it probably all evens how.

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