Curt Schilling is an outspoken man, a staunch Republican and a dedicated supporter of the United States military. Put it all together on the day the world learned of the death of Osama bin Laden, and you have a guy who couldn’t wait to call The Dennis and Callahan Show.
While Schilling was ecstatic that bin Laden was finally caught, he was upset with the fact that the terrorist was given a proper Muslim burial at seas.
“I’m pissed because I can’t fathom why we would honor the Muslim traditions for a guy who Muslims have been telling us for 10 years doesn’t represent the true Muslim faith,” Schilling said. “And our government has been telling us the same thing.
“Who were they worried about offending? Radical Muslims?”
After initially venting, Schilling did back off a bit, saying he understands that improper treatment of bin Laden’s body could lead to riots, anger and more risk for American soldiers across the globe.
“I get it. If it means we put one of our soldiers in harm’s way, then you do the right thing [and provide the proper burial],” Schilling said. “We’re allowed to gripe and moan about it because we don’t man a weapon and stand a post, and I understand that. It’s just offensive to me.
“It’s not the right way to feel, but given what he and his people have done to innocent men and women around the world and our armed forces, it was a little bit too quick and easy for him getting out of this one.”