In July, 2008, an FBI report suggested there was an effort on the part of domestic terror groups to recruit disgruntled veterans or even those in the armed forces. The report, which came out while George Bush was president, elicited nothing but yawns from Republican congressmen or the conservative media. But, expressing the same concern during the administration of Barack Obama makes a world of difference to the Rush Limbaugh fringe in this nation. Fury and anger erupted from Republican leaders and Rep. Steve Buyer of Alabama, rose to the height of bombastic rhetoric by announcing, “it is inconceivable to me that the administration considers them(veterans) a potential threat.” For some reason, Mr. Buyer seemed to buy the same statement from the Bush administration as a perfectly thoughtful comment.
The Homeland Security analysis simply said white supremacist and Neo-Nazi groups were trying to recruit disgruntled veterans or soldiers. Glen Gardner of the VFW, quietly commented “a government that does not assess internal and external security threats would be negligent of a critical public responsibility.” Rush and his cohorts are defenders of anything stated by Republicans but will not tolerate such insults if made by Democrats!