Friday, September 21, 2007

False Patriotism

I said that the "we support the troops" claim by the anti-war side was crumbling and that the assault on General Petraeus was just the beginning.

Well one Daily Kos writer admits that the Left has never really supported the troops:

This has been digging at me for, oh, about 4 years now. I have been hesitant to express this thought, in comments sections and in discussion with other people about the Iraq quagmire for fear of, I don’t know, being called mean. Or, un-American. Or something. ...

The only troop I support is the man or woman who refuses to be deployed so that they can make the middle east accessible to profiteers who don’t give a flying F about morality or democracy. Or a soldier’s life.

He has always despised the troops fighting a war he believes is an American war of aggression. He just felt uneasy expressing his feelings about the troops until now. What is that saying about false patriotism being the last refuge of a scoundrel?

I suspect he speaks for many Leftists (and again, no, not your basic Democrat). And I suspect that as the restraints drop away, we shall again see ugly sights of "peace" protesters committing violent acts against returning troops. These Leftists never supported the troops, and only the better disciplined of their ilk have managed thus far to grit their teeth and say the words "I support the troops" before launching into whatever attack on the war effort that they really believe.

These are the types of men and women this worthless writer so obviously despises:

Many of today's pundits and media commentators want to make them and their families out to be victims but they are wrong, and this only detracts from the decision these patriots made to step forward and protect the country that has given so much to all of us. We who are serving, and have served, will have none of that. Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when strong men and women stand tall and firm against the our enemies, just as they can't begin to understand the price paid so they and their families can sleep safe and free at night-the protected never do. What they are missing, what they will also never understand, is the sense of commitment, joy, and honor, of serving our country in its uniform, but every American veteran, and their loved ones who supported them and feared for them everyday, do.

It's been my distinct honor to have had the opportunity to be here today with you. Rest assured, my fellow citizens, the nation you are a part of, this young experiment in democracy called America started just over two centuries ago, will forever remain the "land of the free and home of the brave" so long as we never run out of tough young Americans willing to look beyond their own self interest and comfortable lives, and go into the darkest and most dangerous places on earth to hunt down, and kill, those who would do us harm.

On the bright side, the men and women who defend us don't need the faux support of the scoundrels that inhabit the universe of the Daily Kos. Screw 'em. But then, I've always believed that, and have never been shy about my disdain for such "peace" protesters.