Terrorists cut the heads off of American citizens on the internet...and there is no outrage, but an American soldier kills an Iraqi in the midst of battle, and there are investigations, and sometimes soldiers are even jailed...for doing their job.
It is absolutely sickening to me to think our country has come to this. Why are we so obsessed with the bad news? Why will people stop at nothing to be against this war, no matter how much evidence of the good we've done is thrown in their face? When is the last time CNN or MSNBC or CBS reported the opening of schools and hospitals in Iraq? Or the leaders of terror cells being detained or killed? It's all happening, but people will not let up their hatred of President Bush. They will ignore the good news, because it just might show people that Bush was right.
America has lost its will to fight. It has lost its will to defend what is right and just in the world. The crazy thing of it all is that the American people have not even been asked to sacrifice a single thing. ItÂ?s not like World War II, where people rationed food and turned in cars to be made into metal for tanks. The American people have not been asked to sacrifice anything. Unless you are in the military or the family member of a servicemember, its life as usual...the war doesn't affect you.
But it affects us. And when it is over and the troops come home and they try to piece together what's left of them after their service...where will the detractors be then? Where will the Cindy Sheehans be to comfort and talk to soldiers and help them sort out the last couple years of their lives, most of which have been spent dodging death and wading through the deaths of their friends? They will be where they always are, somewhere far away, where the horrors of the world can't touch them. Somewhere where they can complain about things they will never experience in their lifetime; things that the young men and women of America have willingly taken upon their shoulders.
There's more than just those few paragraphs, but while thinking about Leftist asshat Bill Arkin, and why I was so pissed off at him, it struck me - The Left and their beloved "Chickenhawk" meme.
For years now, the Left has belittled anyone who hasn't served in the military if they supported the war. Hell, we had the entire
That has also been coupled with the granting of absolute moral authority to anyone who lost a loved one and then protested the war. Example A: Cindy Sheehan. Rarely do you see anyone given more of a pulpit to bash the President, and the only reason she was able to do so was because her son died in Iraq.
Now you have the troops, the boots on the ground giving their opinion, the vast majority of which is pro-war, and suddenly the Left tells them to shut it. Quiet, you brainwashed kill-bots! You mercenaries! Why should we support you, you baby-raping bushco robots!
After screaming for years that if you haven't served or lost anyone you cared about in war, you shouldn't even be speaking, the Left suddenly cannot stand to hear the words of people who are currently serving and have lost loved ones.
The rank hypocrisy leaves me nauseated.
If we lose this war, it will not be because of the troops. It will not be because of any military battles. It will be because of the
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