Carol Platt Liebau: Shamefully Politicizing the War

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Shamefully Politicizing the War

The Democrats have just been "dying" -- no pun intended -- to score political points off soldiers' deaths in Iraq. Now they've even resorted to putting flag-draped coffins in their political ads.

It seems likely that the stunt will backfire -- and it should. While supporters of the war believe no military death should go unhonored, apparently its opponents believe no military death should go unused.


Blogger Dittohead said...

Good for them.

Bush was wrong to hide the coffins at Dover. He shows his contempt for the soldiers by flying their remains home in body bags as commerical air cargo and by refusing to attend a single funneral.

Bush used flag draped coffins in his 2004 campaign.

8:27 AM  
Blogger The Ayatollah said...

You are right, Carol, the Democrats don't understnad America.

And remember, these Democrats are the same people who tried like heck to nullify the overseas military vote in Flordia in 2000.

The Dems are known to put their political aspirations over national security. Now we see them putting their political needs over good taste and respect for our military.

9:34 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Of course, they also use the strawman criticism "if you support the war, then why don't you go fight?" Which dhead and others have even leveled against Carol here.

Well, at least Carol, et. al. SUPPORT the military from home. Which is more that can be said for the girlie man liberals.

So dhead supports abortion rights? well then GO GET AN ABORTION, and start with yourself.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...


Carol is just your typical pathetic chickenhawk, rattling her sword, waving honor, partriotism, glory and duty from an air-conditioned estate.

For her it is all about other families going to battle. The Liebau family would never enlist. They don't even want to pay taxes.

11:10 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Sticks and stones, love.

11:46 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

C'mon, COPioneer... no need to call for our resident Dittohead to off himself, abortion-style. It would be (at minimum) 72 trimesters too late, and probably more than that.

That said, it isn't clear why no middle ground is allowed between opposition to the war on the one hand, and serving on the front line on the other.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

" isn't clear why no middle ground is allowed between opposition to the war on the one hand, and serving on the front line on the other."

Probably for the same reason that some in your camp conflate opposition to the war with rooting for the terrorists, or insisting that we should move to Iraq, France, etc.

1:42 PM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

What can it possibly mean to "support the troops" back home? To say nice things about them? Find a Democrat who doesn't. To put a yellow magnet on your car? I'm sure that means a lot to a guy whose left hand and leg have just been blown off.

"At least we support the troops" means "we don't actually put anything of our own at risk, and we'll fight like hell against actually paying taxes to pay for this war and the equipment our soldiers need."

1:56 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

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2:01 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

This website isn't about supporting the troops. It is about broadcasting GOP taking points. And she is using the troops for political gain.

Her argument is a hypocrisy and she is the most guilty.

Carol's idea of supporting the troops is attending a social event and doing a 5K run.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Carol's memoir would be called "Hoity Toady."

2:07 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

I believe it will backfire as well. The evidence is surfacing of involvement of Iran in crossing borders to support terrorism in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, accordingly it is clear we are in a global war and we all understand, or should, either you are with us or against us.

As I tried to explain to my Congressman who, by the way, is a gawd dam communist, we combat piracy on the high seas similarly, namely no nation should be allowed to provide safe harbor. Jefferson understood. Why is it so hard?

3:31 PM  
Blogger amber said...

I have thought of getting a pattent on all variations of my husband's name just in case he were to die in Iraq. That way the media could not use him. What the liberal's do not understand is that it is respectful to the families to respect their dead and wounded. It does not show respect for a presidentor a candidate to use our dead soldiers as a backdrop to their popularity or campaign. Some soldiers have asked to put restrictions on their life insurance money to keep the recipients from useing them like Kasey Shehan's mother has. While the soldier is alive they can choose to be a part of a political add, but when they are dead, if you choose to use them in a manner they would never sanction if they were alive, you dishonor them.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Clark Clifford said...

If you send them to fight in a pointless illegal war you do them the greatest of dishonor.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

The above is a perfect example of either a total lack of familiarity with or denial of reality.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Clark, My son joined the army about nine months ago and he and his friends are very intelligent people, all with high GPA's who CHOSE out of a sence of honor to join. Are you saying that my son and his friends are uninformed about this war and it's purpose?

7:34 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

"If you send them to fight in a pointless illegal war you do them the greatest of dishonor."

A treasonous statement if I ever heard one. Suggesting to our troops that they can pick and choose their battles. Gee, Sarge, that patrol is illegal and pointless. I'll just stay here in the barracks for now.

Oh, did I misunderstand, its just civilians that can choose? Gee, Mr. President, that war is illegal and pointless. You go ahead, I'll just stay here in my comfortable home and sharpshoot you, the troops, those who support you, those who support the troops. That okay?

Oh, did I misunderstand? Our representative legislatures said the war is legal and pointed. Well, that doesn't matter, its what I have decided that counts.

Thank goodness the naysayers don't count.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Clark clifford, Do you have an answer to my question above?

11:44 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Didn't think so.

4:50 PM  

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