Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) said this morning on Fox News that he would likely join Rep. Mark Udall’s (D-CO) resolution to condemn Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldiers” remark. He explained, “I condemn the words that MoveOn.org used, not the organization’s right to say it. I condemn the words, if this is how it’s stated — that Rush Limbaugh used, not his right to state it.” Sestak, who retired as a Navy admiral after serving for 31 years, lashed out at Limbaugh’s smear against pro-withdrawal troops, arguing that it’s important to encourage military people to “think and critique differently”:
Your military remembers that age-old maxim from the 1600s that a nation that draws a broad line of demarcation between its thinking men and its fighting men will find its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools. You need to have military people who think and critique differently.