[Guest post by DRJ]
… and it is us:
“UPDATE: Chris Matthews has made a lot of outrageous, is-he-sober comments over the years, but I don’t know if he’s ever uttered something quite so reprehensible as, “he went to the enemy camp, tonight, to make the case.”
From Jim Geraghty at NRO’s The Campaign Spot, quoting Chris Matthews discussing President Obama’s speech at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
H/T Vivian Louise, who also provided the video.
UPDATE — Here’s the story of a soldier in the West Point “enemy camp” tonight:
“In the audience tonight, a West Point graduate and Army veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan: First Lt. Dan Berschinski.
Berschinski stepped on an IED on August 19, 2009 while his unit — the Second Platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment – secured a village. Berschinski’s right leg was amputated at the hip; his left leg was amputated above his knee.
A former cross country runner and soccer player, Berschinski has spent much of his time since the incident in Ward 57 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
“I feel bad that I’m in here while my platoon is out there fighting,” Berschinski told the News Tribune. “I know there’s not much I can do about it now. There’s really nothing to do. But that doesn’t make it any easier.”