Friday, January 27, 2006

Warriors and a punk

A couple of days a go, the LA Times printed an opinion piece by Joel Stein. I am sure most of you have heard all of the furor this has created. Now you can hear what I think of the article and Mr. Stein.
"Besides, those little yellow ribbons aren't really for the troops. They need body armor, shorter stays and a USO show by the cast of "Laguna Beach."

The real purpose of those ribbons is to ease some of the guilt we feel for voting to send them to war and then making absolutely no sacrifices other than enduring two Wolf Blitzer shows a day. Though there should be a ribbon for that."
Perhaps, you are the one that feels the guilt for making so many asinine statements. Hugh Hewitt tore you apart in the interview he did with you. The fact of the matter is, Mr. Stein, you have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.
"After we've decided that we made a mistake, we don't want to blame the soldiers who were ordered to fight. Or even our representatives, who were deceived by false intelligence. And certainly not ourselves, who failed to object to a war we barely understood.

But blaming the president is a little too easy. The truth is that people who pull triggers are ultimately responsible, whether they're following orders or not. An army of people making individual moral choices may be inefficient, but an army of people ignoring their morality is horrifying. An army of people ignoring their morality, by the way, is also Jack Abramoff's pet name for the House of Representatives."
Perhaps you do not understand why we are fighting in Iraq and you seem to think it is a mistake. Do not even pretend to speak for me. When did you become a god figure that can discuss morality.

What you are Mr. Stein, is a self indulgent punk. You have no idea of sacrifice, of the honor of these brave man and women, whom you so easily besmirch. Try and remember, it is not you that guarantees the righ of a free press, it is the warriors you so handily have belittled.

I hope they have a parade right through your neighborhood. I will give you this, however, you are at least honest about how you feel about the military. Unlike your leftist pals, who claim they support the troops, but would rather spit on them. - Sailor

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