Rush Limbaugh Compares Anti-War Vet to Suicide Bomber

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It might be time for Rush Limbaugh to shut up. After he called active duty members of the armed forces who criticize the Iraq War “phony soldiers,” an organization of veterans called VoteVets released an ad starring an injured Iraq veteran who told Rush, “Until you have the guts to call me a ‘phony soldier’ to my face, stop telling lies about my service.” (See the ad here.)

Limbaugh’s response was to make the situation worse by comparing the vet to a suicide bomber. And here’s the final twist: the veteran revealed in a post at Daily Kos that the traumatic brain injury he suffered in Iraq was actually caused by a suicide attack.

Rush, stop digging.

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