This sounds a lot like somebody dusted off the hit pieces written during the Vietnam war by the John-Kerryesque types to discredit the troops serving there. It plays only to the DailyKosite mentality that all American military personnel are someplace between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon man in the evolutionary order.
I’ve talked with a number of troops who have been and come back, and some over there now, and this really smells of the Left running recycled hit pieces to fire up their base to “support the troops” (e.g. “they’re too stupid to know any better”) and “bring them home now.”
The only demeaning term that seems to be in use is “Haji” (i.e. one who has been on a Hajj to Mecca) for the true believers who want to see us out or more commonly Iraqis in general. Pretty tame stuff compared to “gook,” “dink,” “zip” and some of the less printworthy terms used in Vietnam.
What the Left will NEVER admit is that our troops in many cases are brighter than they are, better trained and thanks to Liberal largesse more considerate of the ramifications of their actions. We still fight for the most part with the gloves on, and the regular forces are extremely well disciplined (Abu Ghraib was an anomaly, not the norm, and most of the culprits were not regular Army soldiers.)p>Par for the course. br> — Cookie Sewell br> (Vietnam Vet — 1970-71) br> Democratic Peoples Republic of Maryland
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?