Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Joel Stein, he's no hypocrite

Joel Stein, LA Times moonbat, comes right out and says it in his oped, "I don't support our troops". Well, he's no hypocrite and lays out precisely what I've said since the war in Iraq started, you can't support the troops if you don't support the war. You can't slap a troop supporting ribbon (which I do not have on any of my cars) on your car along side the "war never solved anything" bumper sticker. If you are one who thinks war never solved anything I suggest you ask a holocaust survivor if war ever solved anything. But I digress. A support the troops ribbon in and of it's self does not support them. Have you been to a veterans hospital? Did you write a check to the USO? How about writing a letter? Did you pack up a care package full of sunscreen, deodorant and body wash to the men in the sandbox? In order to support the troops you must support their mission. If you're against the war then you want their mission to fail and our GI's to lose. I know what you're saying "but I don't want them to lose, I want them to come home". So do I, but I also understand they have a war to win. Coming home prior to victory is defeat, thus, the mission is lost. I also understand that ours is a volunteer military. None of these brave men and women were drafted or "tricked" into service. They knew what they're signing up for and take their responsibility seriously. War is what they're trained for, that's what they do. Someone's got to do the grunt work and America's fighting force deserves our respect. We are the ones they're fighting to protect. Protecting our freedom to assemble and protest them. Protecting our freedom to burn the symbol they carry into battle. Joel Stein may be honest here in his oped, but his honesty is without moral clarity. Abraham Lincoln was speaking of Joel when he said "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt". Joel Stein is spitting on the graves of those we've lost with his "honesty".
Their mission, the war in Iraq, and the troops go hand in hand. You cannot uplift one while suppressing the other.
Update 8:32pm
Hugh Hewitt interviewed this mountain of moral ignorance, you've got to read the transcript.

1 comment:

Malott said...

I appreciate Stein's comments because I believe he is being more honest than most Dems and others on the Left. They believe the troops are as guilty as the president and that's why they feel justified in undermining the war effort and encouraging the enemy.

You've probably heard, they loathe the military.