"I believe the president is doing the right thing, and I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on 9-11 and the naysayers will come around...."
--Arkansas GOP chief Dennis Milligan
Apparently, being a Republican means that you can openly wish for an attack on the United States, and the press won't bat an eye, and the rest of the party will still defend you.
Several GOP officials expressed support for Milligan Wednesday.
"Dennis is a new chairman and inexperienced at this point," said Reta Hamilton of Bella Vista, the state party's national committeewoman. "I'm sure he had good intentions with his comment, nothing derogatory either for the veterans or for the country or for President Bush or for anyone else."
Awwww. He's just inexperienced. You need experience to know when not to say what you actually mean in public, I guess. If he was more experienced, he would have known better than to admit that he wants an attack for political reasons.
From the same article, I think the vets sum it up:
"Those of us who fought to defend America won't even dignify Milligan's sick suggestion that Americans should die to justify the political argument for George W. Bush's failed policy in Iraq, other than to say he is a sick man and should step down," Iraq War veteran Jon Soltz, chairman and co-founder of VoteVets.org, said in a news release Wednesday.