Former Republican Congressman and war criminal Allen West, speaking out in outrage because Lady Gaga changed one word when she sung the national anthem:
"Having served in the US Army for 22 years alongside some very brave men
and women, I find Lady Gaga's defiling of our National Anthem
reprehensible. We are the land of the free because America has always
been the home of the brave from Lexington and Concord to Kandahar. This
young lady should be taken to Ft. McHenry and given a history lesson as
to why Francis Scott Key wrote those words incredible words. In this
week where we remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
and the 237th anniversary of our Independence is further evidence of
the level of ignorance and disrespect some have for our national
character. She and all those who cheered her abomination should be
ashamed and apologize to every serving and retired member of our Armed
Services. But perhaps I ask too much…"
How ashamed and apologetic should West be for having tortured innocent civilians in Iraq, and consequently being forced out of the armed forces, and how ashamed and apologetic should every Republican in this country be for their party, which determined that this hateful monster was suited to serve in Congress?
I have just about reached the end of my toleration with these people. It is getting very difficult to pay any attention to them any more.