10. Michael | March 27th, 2008 at 3:56 pm
Is there glory in war? Sure there is. If not, there is no heroism or bravery which are the thing that lead to glory. The referenced article includes a quote from John McCain the denounces war and he says he detests war. He should know, he saw every aspect of it and came out of the Viet Nam war a hero. I too was in the service and served in Viet Nam during the war. I was a volunteer - not a draftee - as was the tradition in my family (my father served 40 years in the Navy). I knew I could end up in armed conflict and may get injured or killed but I felt I owed that bit of service to my country. Ten years later I got out of the service unscathed by enemy fire. My service was honorable but not heroic nor glorious. But people like McCain and many others who risked it all, suffered much and some gave their lives, all have a claim to glory - the glory of fighting and defending America. This is a concept that even Democrats used to understand. JFKennedy - WWII hero. LBJohnson - Naval Officer. Jimmy Carter - Naval Officer and nuclear sub commander and many Democrat members of congress served with pride and a sense of duty.
But the latest fashion from the left is to blame America for the world’s woes and refuse to support her when the county is at war. Their latest doublespeak is, “I oppose the war, but I support the troops.” But all you have to do is look to places like Berkeley to see that’s a lie. As a former “troop” engaged in a war, those words would not have cheered me up or made me feel anything but disgust for the utterer. Once America goes to war, and this war was approved by congress overwhelmingly, it is the duty of patriotic Americans to support it as well as the troops. They are glorious. What they do is glorious. And if Iraq ends up free and safe, the Iraqi people will say the same thing about America. Our soldiers are already seeing that in many parts of Iraq, especially from the young and those who Saddam persecuted. Denying glory in war goes against history. And like it or not, war is a reality in this world and will be for a long, long time.
16. TiredofLibBullSh** | March 27th, 2008 at 4:55 pm
“Well, that would be great if any of those things had actually been permanently ended, although, admittedly Japanese imperialism isn’t likely to make a comeback.”
Are you serious?
So, you are saying that if war cannot permanently end any one of those situations, it is not worth fighting?
Thank you, useful idiot, for chiming in with your usual BS!
45. FmrMarine | March 27th, 2008 at 9:46 pm
>>>>>I too was in Vietnam but I was drafted. I never had the “rally ’round the flag boys” enthusiasim of defending America because I knew the entire project was based upon false information fed to a gullable populace still fresh with the memory of Korea and WWII.<<<<
you were just a piece of S#!T draftee. No surprise there.
We knew what, who, why we were fighting in Viet Nam. Sure there were pukes like you who were posted there, but not among any around the DMZ where I served.
All this BDS is a laugh, sure lets let Iran, Iraq, Syra etc ALL get nukes. Maybe they could launch them at Isreal…..lets say tomorrow AM.
After Isreals nuclear (200+) retaliation-maybe we and Russia could have a REAL exchange.
You KOOKS are nuts, there is a reason we are in the M-E and anyone with .0000000005 oz of brains know why.
49. FmrMarine | March 27th, 2008 at 10:20 pm
>>>I find this diatribe offensive. What’re you going to do?<<<<
I find all the marxist TROLLS who come here to disrupt offensive.
This is a conservative blog, but the regulars from GLBT and nambla, come here to spew their rot and hate, not only of our Commander in chief, but our country, GOD, and we conservatives.
GET OVER IT !
Friday, March 28, 2008
Right-Wing Kooks Heart War
So why haven't the lot of them signed up in Bush's War in Iraq, yet?