Drew Brees "WMD" apology is going a bit overboard

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Jan 26, 2012, Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints (right) signs autographs for military members during practice for the 2012 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently had to apologize for some comments he made about the “bounty” hearings.  Frankly it’s a bit much that he had to.

It’s possible that he could maybe have found a different choice of words to use as an analogy in regards to how he felt his current and former teammates were being treated in the appeals to their suspensions for this upcoming season.

After Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and his attorney stormed out of the hearing and former Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove issued a statement, Brees was caught in a crossfire after a tweet he sent out.

Brees tweeted that if the fans were “told there were ‘weapons of mass destruction’ enough times, they’d believe it”.  Some critics called his comments overblown with a few hinting a slight disrespect to the military.

Later, Brees issued an apology strongly saying he meant no disrespect to our armed forces and how much he supported the men and women of the military.  This is something that he shouldn’t have had to do.

When he tweeted his “WMD” comment, every logical person should know what he meant.  He was of course referencing former president George Bush, Jr.’s claims of WMD’s leading up to the conflict in Iraq.

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  • LI Saint

    Personally I saw nothing wrong with the analogy. Being a veteran of two conflicts (wars) (Vietnam and Desert Shield-before Desert Storm) that the US has been involved in the analogy was on point. What the sensitive people missed was that he said that if you say something long and loud enough then people will believe it is true. People need to lighten up and stop being as sensitive(politically correct) as they pretend to be