Carol Platt Liebau: At Least He's Honest

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

At Least He's Honest

Update: If you want to cancel your LA Times subscription, call (888) 565-2323 (HT: Hugh Hewitt).

One jerk at the LA Times admits the truth -- he doesn't support the troops (and neither do some of the anti-war sorts who claim that they do):

But I'm not for the war. And being against the war and saying you support the troops is one of the wussiest positions the pacifists have ever taken . . . Blindly lending support to our soldiers, I fear, will keep them overseas longer by giving soft acquiescence to the hawks who sent them there — and who might one day want to send them somewhere else.

He goes a little further than not supporting the troops -- he actually appears to condemn them:

when you volunteer for the U.S. military, you pretty much know you're not going to be fending off invasions from Mexico and Canada. So you're willingly signing up to be a fighting tool of American imperialism, for better or worse.

And as for the people who risk their lives to protect his right to spew the kind of garbage in the linked piece, he has this to say:

I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War, but we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea.

How many people on the left will condemn this unconscionable piece? Precious few, I bet. At least he's honest. At least.

4 Comments:

Blogger HouseOfSin said...

Thank you Carol, for the post. On occasion, I need to remind myself that these people exist.

To the Times writer (Stein?), I have some questions:

-- Were the American troops imperialists in Bosnia? Kosovo? New Orleans?

-- Your abode there in southern Cal is under California/United States authority, based on our efforts in defeating the Japanese in WWII. Were we imperialists then? Or do you wish you were under Japanese control now?

-- Do you believe that if you were an Iraqi citizen, under Hussein, you could be as critical as you are of your government? And whose efforts made your freedom possible?

-- You think that liberation of Iraq, by us, was a bad idea. Are you anti-US or just anti-freedom?

10:58 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

These are the people of the "Culture of Cowardice". Did you see this excellent article by Lt. Col. Michael Burkert? It's a must read - soooo true!

http://www.therant.us/staff/burkert/01232006.htm

11:18 AM  
Blogger peregrine said...

I would rather he said what he did than "I support the troops but not what they did." The latter is merely stupid or, if not stupid, hypocritical.

11:23 AM  
Blogger LQ said...

It’s unfortunate that men and women who volunteer to risk their lives defending their country are called tools of imperialism. It worse that this drivel is not in an obscure left-wing rag, but in a major paper like the LA Times. The Times is unrelentingly leftist, conservative voices are rare even in the Op-Ed pieces and Letters to the Editor. In my opinion, the Times is simply becoming a major left wing rag.

1:30 PM  

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