Monday, July 04, 2005
Read Bad News: Liberal Soldier Threatened with Court Martial.
You know, one of the cherished talking points of the wingnuts is that the soldiers overwhelmingly want to be there, or they support the mission, or they know it's hard but the mission is making progress, or they are overwhelmingly Republican.
So what happens when a soldier turns out to be an active opponent of the war? And he tries to express an opinion that is contrary to the comfortable Fairyland talking points repeated ad infinitum by delusional conservatives?
He gets threatened with a court martial. Excuse me if I have a few doubts about the idea that the Repug talking points are entirely accurate. How many soldiers are really expressing their true feelings if dissenters can be kicked out of the military merely for their dissent?
I can't wait for the circular logic of the Repugs to kick in. They'll defend the court martial by saying that it's bad for morale or it's bad for national security if soldiers are allowed to express their negative views (unless the president is a Democrat, of course). But the Repugs will continue to chime in about the troops supporting the war, even with overwhelming evidence that it's not safe for them to disagree with the White House Propaganda Machine and its lame rationalizations.
UPDATE:Leonard Clark ain't cooperating. Details here. How did George W. Bush, Laura Bush and Ronald Reagan even get anywhere near the 100 Greatest Americans list with guys like this around? The Discovery Channel should be ashamed of itself.
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