In response to "What VoteVets.org advocates" (letter, Aug. 10) by Chairman Jon Soltz, I had a good laugh when he said, "However, it is important that what’s printed is also factually correct." Kind of hard to keep a straight face at the mention for a need to be "factually correct" from an organization that I believe is itself incapable of honesty.
As a regular listener of Rush Limbaugh, I happen to remember the smear campaign conducted against Limbaugh over his commentary about "phony soldiers" when referring to the phony Iraq veteran Jesse MacBeth, the one who claimed to see "bodies hanging from rafters" and made all kinds of false accusations of war crimes committed by our forces, only to be exposed as a liar and convicted of trying to defraud the VA and altering a DD-214.
VoteVets.org Action Fund sided with Media Matters and the Senate Democrats in waging a smear campaign against Limbaugh. In doing so, they not only lied to the public, but actually endorsed, condoned and supported MacBeth in his actions because he benefitted their cause when he was on the news. If they didn’t falsely accuse U.S. troops of committing war crimes, they sure supported and aided those who did.
Staff Sgt. Dave CaillouetCamp Liberty, Iraq