Apparently, Bill Maher made a comment on his show regarding the failure of the army to achieve its recruitment goals, to the effect of:"We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies"
This statement is indisputably true, if phrased in a less than sensitive manner.
Republican Congressman Spencer Bachus (Ala) had the following
"I think it borders on treason" ... "In treason, one definition
is to undermine the effort or national security of our country"
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST FRIGHTENING THINGS I HAVE
HEARD A POLITICIAN SAY IN MY LIFETIME.
The fact that a member of congress made this statement is outrageous.
Those who know me will attest that I am not prone to hyperbole;
If the suggestion that comments such as Mr. Maher's are treasonable
even becomes slightly acceptable in the US - it will be worse than
the red scare ; it will be George V.
PLEASE CROSS POST THIS.
EDIT: While not immidiately available for comment, Phil Spector was visibly upset at this news: