How sad has our discourse become?
On Monday, Karl Rove used an unfortunate military metaphor to attack John Kerry and John Murtha, a Vietnam veteran and a former Marine colonel, respectively:
Rove told a New Hampshire audience Monday night that Democratic critics of the Iraq war such as John Kerry and John Murtha, both combat veterans, "give the green light to go to war, but when it gets tough, they fall back of that party's old platform of cutting and running. They may be with you for the first few bullets but they won't be there for the last tough battles."
Kerry spokesperson David Wade retaliated by calling Karl Rove fat:
Sen. John Kerry's spokesman, David Wade ... yesterday snarled at White House adviser Karl Rove for accusing Kerry and fellow Vietnam vet Rep. John Murtha of "cutting and running" from the war.
"The closest Karl Rove ever came to combat was these last months spent worrying his cellmates might rough him up in prison," said Wade. "This porcine political operative can't cut and run from the truth any longer. When it came to Iraq, this administration chose to cut and run from sound intelligence and good diplomacy. … In November, Americans will cut and run from this Republican Congress."
God bless America.