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Insulting the Troops...Again.

It seems that the ever-loveable Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has pulled a “John Kerry.” You know, that’s the one where you say that you support the troops, and then you go on television and berate their intelligence. Here is what he told Chris Wallace on Fox News over the weekend:

I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.

I’m sure, like Kerry, that Rangel will come out and say, “Oh no. I was talking about Bush, not the troops. I just misspoke.”

These guys continue to amaze me. How many times can they make these asinine (and completely false) statements, and still claim to support the troops? They insult their intelligence. They degrade their heroism in volunteering to protect this country. They say that they can do no better in life than to be used as proverbial pawn.

Other Democrats have compared our soldiers to Nazis, Soviets in their Gulags, members of Pol Pot’s regime, cold-blooded killers of innocent civilians, and even terrorists.

Yet, they still shout, “We support the troops.”

No, you don’t.

You can see the video of Charlie Rangel’s absurd statement here.

You can find out why his statement is undeniably false here.

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