Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Continuation from Yesterday's Post...

I didn't realize how much the Joel Stein article, which I blogged on yesterday, would get so much publicity and notoriety in the blogosphere. I think many who are knee-jerking to his insensitivity and ignorance toward the military, from body armor to American imperialism to no parades for returning vets, are missing the entire point of his piece, which was a good one: That those who claim to support the warriors, but not their mission, are wusses. that they are being dishonest with themselves.

Joel does have a vague sense of appreciating the military (insofar as he realizes we need one for protection, and insofar as he recognizes the bravery of enlistment). What he doesn't believe in, is our involvement in this war and in acting like the world police force.

To add to my update of yesterday, Just a Woman and Ex-Donkey also blogged about it. Nice to see that he is an all-opportunity offender, as he has the visceral ire of the Atrios moonbats lighting him up. They are the ones who should be taking the point of his column to heart: That most of them should admit that they don't really support the troops, by the actions they take which does harm to the military. I mean c'mon:...."We support the troops, but won't allow the military onto our campuses"....."We support the troops, but will inflame the Arab world with exaggerations on Abu Ghraib and false allegations on Guantanamo"....."We support the troops, but will slander and spin over white phosphorus in Fallujah"...."We support the troops, but will show the terrorists and insurgency that they may not be able to win a single military engagement, but just hang in there and we will help them win the propaganda war by pushing every negative story"...."We support the troops but will stand in front of Walter Reed and hold up signs saying you fought for a lie and an immoral war (*cough*Code Pink*Cough*)....

and on and on...

"but monkeys" from the moonbats...

Michael Medved is talking about it right now, top of the first hour, and is basically supporting what I've been saying, and taking it even further. That rather than being lynched by the right, Joel Stein's article should be helping us who are on the right-side of the war issue.

Mary also gets it.

Aaron's pictures are worth a laugh!


Blogger Gayle said...

Agreed. At least he's being honest about who he is, and he isn't talking out of both sides of his mouth as are most! Of course I don't agree with his politics, but I have to admire his veracity.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I will not blog on this. He hasn't said anything that we all know the rest of the Leftist, America Hating Liberals don't think. This isn't a revalation. We know what the Liberals think.

Mr. Stein's attitude is nothing new.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:01:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

*sigh*....Mark, of course it's not a revelation!!! WE have known it. What is refreshing is that one of those anti-PEACE (yes, I said anti-PEACE because their actions only bring more suffering, not less)pacifists has said in a major publication that he doesn't support the troops. You and I might know that. But so many Leftists live in denial that their actions are anything but when it comes to supporting the troops.

In this respect, Mr Stein's attitude is "new", Mark.

I don't understand what is so hard to get, here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:21:00 PM  

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