Some days you just can't win.
My response to him before his blog shit a brick and wouldn't except it:If you actually bothered to read you'd find that these are not his views on soldiers but his views on one parent who had the audacity to demand that other parents sacrifice their children on George W. Bush's ego altar so that 'her son's sacrifice would mean something'. Her son's sacrifice already meant something just as the sacrifice of Sheehan's son that the right wing so to defecate and demean meant something. What cheapened the sacrifice was that while Sheehan was using her son's death to help stop the bloodshed and end the massive suffering this war has caused, the woman you mention was using her son's death to demand that others add to the bloodshed. The difference between bettering and aiding society and pulling others into your own misery for your own petty enjoyment should be something that anyone should be able to grasp. Something that in my case and the case of many others is morally unconscionable. If two wrongs don't make a right then surely 2000, 3000, 4000 or a million wrongs make even less of a right.The soldiers fighting in the field ( those who rape 14 year old girls and murder their families to cover it up not with standing ) are doing right by their nation's government and fulfilling the oaths they made to their nations. Neither Cynic nor myself has any problem with them. We do however have problems with people who demand that we continue to sacrifice our loved ones to prevent George W. Bush from having to admit that he was wrong in the first place.This is something that everyone attacking Cynic for this comment fails to understand or in understanding refuses to admit. Cynic doesn't mince words or sugar coat his feelings and I respect him for that even when I don't agree with him. Additionally had this comment come out of mouth of Ann Coulter, or Michell Malkin or Rush Limbaugh or Bill OReilly or Fred Phelps none of you would have batted an eye and probably would have been falling all over yourselves to congratulate them. Freedom of expression doesn't just apply to the speech you agree with, but to the speech you loathe and despise as well. If you don't like him, tough. Blogging isn't as much a popularity contest some some would believe.In closing, if you don't like what you read on his blog then don't read it. You will note that I am NOT telling you that you're not allowed to say whatever the hell you want in your own blog. But it isn't a hard concept to understand. No one has a gun to your head to force you to read his blog. Until then, as they say down here, change the damned channel.
Being both Irish and a veteran, I place Remembrance or Veteran's Day patriots and St. Patrick's Day Irishmen in the same herd.
oh, oh...I didn't post about it either.....neither did my grandma....
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