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As an old Army brat, I'm sure that I speak for a lot of us when I express my mouth-wide-open amazement that the Rush Limbaugh show is broadcast on AFN. I saw the chyron on the main page about contacting AFN and asking them to remove it. I dutifully sent in a letter...

However, there is one aspect to the argument which I did not see discussed and I think it is worth mentioning since it is something that should resonate with the old-timers who may be involved in AFN programming decisions.

When you call the Commander-in-Chief a 'traitor' then you have crossed a clear and unambiguous line of military behavior and conduct: namely, such an action constitutes an attack on the military chain of command. As such, it has a direct and negative impact on military readiness.

I am sure for many of you who have never experienced living on a military base for many years, this line of argument might seem quaint or old-fashioned. However, this viewpoint is strongly held among military 'lifers' and I strongly urge you to bring up this issue if you take the time to write a letter to AFN.

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