The only thing I can say about this piece I am going to quote from, is that at least this blithering idiot is honest... an honest idiot. When you see someone say "we support the troops, but we don't support their mission", as they highlight every single wrong they can find, insult our troops at every given opportunity and compare them to mercenaries, then you know the empty words claiming they support them, are just that...empty. So take a good look at what is under the rhetoric because every once in a while, you get a person that is honest in their idiocy. (Note this is a piece in the Berkeley Daily Planet- all Berkeley pieces here for those unaware of the history) In the recent political battle around the Marine recruiting station in Berkeley there has been much confusion around the concept or slogan of “supporting the troops,” but opposing the unjust wars of the Bush regime. Many who oppose the Bush regime wars also say they “support the troops.” Let me say it straight out—I do not support the troops and neither should you. It is objectively impossible to support the troops of the imperialist military forces of the U.S. and at the same time oppose the wars in which they fight. I agree with that last part I put in bold... you cannot claim to support the troops and at the same time say you don't support their mission, despite claims to the contrary from people that simply are incapable of telling the truth as the writer quoted above did. Now look at this comment:
The United States has over 700 military bases or sites located in over 130 foreign countries. The hundreds of thousands of troops stationed in these countries are not there to preserve or foster freedom and democracy as the Bush regime would like to claim...
I point that out because this is a case of the mental disease called Bush Derangement Syndrome. I say this because we have had military bases all across the world for far longer that Bush has been president and yet this moron cannot seem to wrap his head around the basic fact that Bush did not station people in those 130 countries, many, most of them, have been there for longer than Bush has been in office.
Read the whole piece, take a good hard look at who the anti-military, anti-war, anti-American left really is. Like ripping the roof off of hell and letting the world see the people inside. Hiding behind their empty rhetoric of "we support the troops". They don't. They make these claims so they won't be seen for what they are.
We need to expose that those in the U.S. military are trained to be part of a “killing machine.” While not every member of the military is an individual murderer, they are all part of a system that commits war crimes, including aggressive wars, massacres, rape, and other crimes against humanity, all in the service of U.S. imperialism. The bottom line is that even if these people are relatives or friends, you can not support the troops without also supporting the objective role that these troops play in the imperialist system.
I need not respond to this man, but Hot Air points to a fine, patriot that does respond. This is a man that at the age of 38 and 14 years after leaving the Marine Corps, is now joining a National Guard unit as a commissioned officer. The unit he is joining will be sent to Iraq or Afghanistan in
2009. He says much, but he makes two specific comments that I will show you, then you can go read his full response for yourself
And I have just two comments: 1. He’s wrong. He couldn’t be more wrong. These kids are rough, sometimes uneducated, some have lived hard lives … but they’re good people. Your pride in them is well placed. This man is simply wrong. He does not know what he’s talking about. I can forgive his ignorance. He’s just too dumb to know better. 2. And I appreciate his honesty. He is an ignorant, traitorous bastard … but he’s both honest and right in his assessment of “support the troops, not the war.” If you hate the President, if you’re in Code Pink, if you march and protest … you do NOT support me. So quit pretending. The truth is better than the lie. I’m honored to have the opportunity to go be part of what this man hates. I don’t mind dying for his right to spew such ignorance. But if I can forgive his stupidity, perhaps he can forgive my enormous pride in my country and in the young men who fight for it.
Go read all what this man has to say...compare his words, his loyalty and his love of his country, America, to the screed over at the Berkeley Daily Planet. Take a good hard look at what lies under the veneer of those that claim to support the troops. Every once in a while, that veneer is ripped away so that we can all take a good look at the monsters that lie within.