- Hastert Lectures McCain on War, Sacrifice
McCain, who spent five years in a North Vietnamese prison, excoriated fellow Republicans on Tuesday for pushing more tax cuts while U.S. troops are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Throughout our history, wartime has been a time of sacrifice. ... What have we sacrificed?" McCain said. "As mind-boggling as expanding Medicare has been, nothing tops my confusion for cutting taxes during wartime. I don't remember ever in the history of warfare when we cut taxes."
To which Hastert replied:
- "If you want to see sacrifice, John McCain ought to visit our young men and women at Walter Reed and Bethesda."
Got that? John McCain has a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Legion of Merit, a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross, and he spent 5 years being tortured in a POW prison camp.
Dennis Hastert avoided Vietnam with a "bad knee."
But Haster is actually sanctimonious enough to lecture McCain about "sacrifice" because McCain criticized his stinking tax cut.
Just when you think neo-cons couldn't get any more brazen - they prove you wrong.