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Webb: I ‘regret’ Limbaugh calling troops ‘phony soldiers.’

On MSNBC’s Countdown last night, host Keith Olbermann asked Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), a military veteran and former Secretary of the Navy, to respond to right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh’s recent comment that troops who support withdrawal from Iraq are “phony soldiers.” “I really regret Mr. Limbaugh saying things like that,” replied Webb. The military has “a wide variety of political viewpoints, from all the way for this to all the way against it, and we need to respect that,” he added. Watch it:

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Other members of Congress, including Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) have denounced Limbaugh’s comments as well.

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