The most decorated sniper in American military history is now being compared to the D.C. sniper, who terrorized a community and killed 10 innocent people.

“American Sniper,” a movie based on Chris Kyle, opened this weekend. Liberal writer Max Blumenthal then launched an attack on Kyle in a series of tweets.

Kyle’s friend and “American Sniper” co-author Scott McEwen said the remarks were absurd and showed “a complete ignorance of the job that we’re asking our United States military to do in defense of this country.”

“Chris Kyle was a defender of our troops […] and Chris was always and should be known as one who saved lives of the United States military and brought them back to this country, and to lose sight of that the way Blumenthal has done here is completely absurd,” he said.