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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Leftist columnists says they shouldn't support the troops

There is common refrain used by the left before saying something negative about the war effort. "I support the troops, but . . . . " I suppose some actually do support our troops but just have an honest difference of opinion about a particular policy. However, today Joel Stein a columnist for the LA Times drops the facade of supporting our troops.
I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. ... I do sympathize with people who joined up to protect our country, especially after 9/11, and were tricked into fighting in Iraq. I get mad when I'm tricked into clicking on a pop-up ad, so I can only imagine how they feel.

But when you volunteer for the U.S. military, you pretty much know you're not going to be fending off invasions from Mexico and Canada. So you're willingly signing up to be a fighting tool of American imperialism, for better or worse. Sometimes you get lucky and get to fight ethnic genocide in Kosovo, but other times it's Vietnam.

I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War, but we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea. All I'm asking is that we give our returning soldiers what they need: hospitals, pensions, mental health and a safe, immediate return. But, please, no parades.
What an jerk, but Dems on the Senate Judiciary Committee probably consider Stein to be more mainstream than Judge Alito. Stein is on par with Harry Belafonte saying that if the Jews spoke out against Hitler then the Holocaust wouldn't have happened.

Disclaimer: The fact that Belafonte is a nut has nothing to do with Stein being an ass. I just didn't feel like doing two separate posts.

1 Comments:

Blogger Speedothebrief said...

what an a-hole!

This guy is only a few months away from supporting the flinging of dog crap on returning soldiers. These idiots haven't got a clue!

What's sad is that they believe that people are on board with this junk. What could possibly be even sadder is the fact that this guy is syndicated.

On to his argument: when you sign up for military service, you are aware of the fact that you will be used as George Bush's imperial army. Give me a break. If we were so interested in taking over the world, we wouldn't be training a standing army for Iraq. Nor would we have so few troops in Afghanistan. Even if this nutcase was right about GWB wanting to rampage his "imperal" army throughout the earth, that still isn't something you can blame our soldiers for. The argument that someone with no personal knowledge of wrong-doing is guilty of the wrong-doing is a logical fallacy. Furthermore, these soldiers (and I) believe that they are on missions of liberation, of future peace, and of avengeful necessity, which further removes them from the idea of imperialization. So why does an intelligent person claim such ridiculous things? I believe that it is to affect the opinions of other people in hope that they too will take up arms to further the goals of the columnist without the columnist ever having to lift a finger. Bottom line: this idiot columnist needs to be hung for treason for intentionally inciting rebellion against our Government.

5:22 PM

 

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