Thursday, February 01, 2007
Another Liberal Trashes The Troops
Here's the video:
H/T: Morning Coffee
For decades the Left has instructed us that in a Politically Correct
The Left has carried their "words have impact and effects" social engineering into adulthood too, reminding us that words mean things even when they don't mean things. For instance, telling a female co-worker, "that's a nice dress", or, "you look nice" unmistakably means that you want to have sex with her right then and there on the desk, doesn't it?
So for the hypocrisy of the Left to say that they "support the Military but not the war" really - by all means - rings as hollow and insensitive as it really is. No Liberal critic is stretching the truth or being - in the eyes of a Liberal - "hurtful" or "mean-spirited" when saying the Left is anti-American. The Left is anti-American and void of Patriotism. You cannot say you support the Troops and in the next breath claim you don't support their mission. It's no different than, and I've written this before, telling your child that while he or she sucks at volleyball, soccer or band, you'll support their attempts at that sport or activity.
And along comes one of the most disgusting OpEd pieces that the Washington Post has ever published by William Arkin:
I'm sure the soldiers were expressing a majority opinion common amongst the ranks - that's why it is news - and I'm also sure no one in the military leadership or the administration put the soldiers up to expressing their views, nor steered NBC reporter Richard Engel to the story.
I'm all for everyone expressing their opinion, even those who wear the uniform of the United States Army. But I also hope that military commanders took the soldiers aside after the story and explained to them why it wasn't for them to disapprove of the American people.
And Billy, you want to extend Freedom of Speech to the critics of the Troops while not extending the same courtesy to the Men and Women in the Military? Typical Liberal hypocrisy, wanting to reserve an action or freedom only for yourself but not for your critics. Why are you afraid to hear what the Troops have to say? Afraid of how it may adversely affect the Liberal Political Agenda?
I'll accept that the soldiers, in order to soldier on, have to believe that they are manning the parapet, and that's where their frustrations come in. I'll accept as well that they are young and naive and are frustrated with their own lack of progress and the never changing situation in Iraq. Cut off from society and constantly told that everyone supports them, no wonder the debate back home confuses them.
It's people like Arkin who, from within the safety of the U.S. shores and the confines of their comfy ID-card-access-only office building, will spout their anti-Military and anti-American rhetoric. As long as people like Arkin feel safe and secure from personal harm, they will attack and demean any idea, solution or ideology that isn't in perfect harmony with their own rhetoric.
For decades Liberals have made no secret of their contempt for all things Military. Now, they want to pretend that their carefully chosen words of "supporting the Troops but not the Mission" isn't what they say it is. You're not fooling anyone but yourselves. You're just like Democrat Senator Carl Levin who scrapes a few wisps of hair over his head, comb-over style, fooling only himself that he isn't bald as a cueball. This is what the Liberal party is today, folks - the political ideology equivalent of a pathetic comb-over.
Liberals like Arkin and his kind should be ashamed of themselves, their actions and their words. But their arrogance, elitism and enormous overinflated self-importance doesn't allow these people any sense of shame or disgrace.
It must be somehow satisfying for Arkin and his ilk who endlessly criticize the people who are willing to sacrifice their lives so that Arkin, and those like him, can talk out of their ass thereby identifying themselves as truly nothing other than America-haters and haters of freedom. Especially those who will sacrifice their lives for asshats like Arkin, who harbor nothing but pure disdain for the Military.
It's too bad that these people aren't imprisoned for the duration of this war, much like Abraham Lincoln did and much like what had been done in past wars in regard to how turncoats were treated. Traitors like Arkin - and that's exactly what these people are - are anything but supportive of our freedoms and rights. What would motivate someone like Arkin writing such a piece? A complete and utter devotion to all things Liberal, a hatred for the country in which he lives and a hatred of the Military.
For decades one of the most prominent Liberal planks in their party platform was that of anti-Militarism. Everyone knows this, it is no secret. Suddenly, the Left did a 180 in 2004 when they realized they could tout John Kerry's military service in Vietnam. But in 1996 the Left made it clear that Bob Dole shouldn't proudly tout his Military service when he ran against the draft-dodging Bill Clinton. Former Military Generals who are Conservative are routinely bashed by the Left. But oh how the Left will hold Wesley Clark in nothing but the highest esteem.
You understand how it works by now, don't you? The standards Liberals apply to others do not apply to themselves. Liberals are free to turn 180s at a moments notice as long as it gives them the opportunity to advance their Liberal Agenda. This is all it's about for these people.
Arkin claims to have military service in his past. Taking my cue from what I wrote above on Liberal Radio hosts, there's no reason we should believe him. And even if he can prove it, there's no reason to believe that whatever proof he has is factual. Kind of like Dan Rather's faux and manufactured George W. Bush National Guard story.
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