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Remarks Made by Rush Limbaugh

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

REMARKS MADE BY RUSH LIMBAUGH -- (House of Representatives - September 27, 2007)

Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, yesterday House Republicans offered a motion to recommit condemning for its advertisement stating that General Petraeus had ``betrayed us.''

I'm wondering if they'll show similar outrage over statements made yesterday by conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, Limbaugh called servicemembers who support a withdrawal from Iraq ``phony soldiers.''

Is Limbaugh serious? Is a soldier who is honorably serving our Nation in Iraq any less a soldier if he questions what appears to be a never-ending war?

Last month, seven soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division wrote an op-ed in the New York Times questioning our continued war efforts, but also stating: ``We need not talk about our morale. As committed soldiers we will see this mission through.''

Now, since publication of that op-ed, two of the soldiers have died. As this op-ed shows, soldiers may question the war, but that does not mean that they're any less committed to their mission.

And now I wonder if Republicans who showed so much outrage towards MoveOn yesterday will hold Rush Limbaugh to the same standard. And I wouldn't hold your breath.

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