Liberals always claim they support the troops, and many do, but not all. How, after all, can anyone be taken seriously when they say they supports someone but oppose everything they do? But liberals never come out and say our troops are liars, torturers and whatever else they commonly slander the military for, they always attack straw men. Take the torture charge, for example. They say the Bush Administration tortures just about every Arab they can get their hands on in Iraq, but who is in Iraq? That would be the troops, right? Sure, they may come back and say it’s the CIA, but the military (i.e. the troops) would have to be aiding in all that torture over there, wouldn’t they? They are, after all, the ones in the field “rounding up people for torture.”
The latest example of liberals accusing our troops of basically treason is the incident in the Strait of Hormuz with Iran and was first posited on Huffington Post by a guy called Hoorman Majd. Forget the fact that he was a translator for the last two Iranian Presidents when they were in the US and that he’s an Arab, none of that matters. What matters is his day job is a music executive and movie producer who declared “It’s a Fake” when blogging about it. No military background, he just knows.
Fine, he’s entitled to his opinion (a courtesy rarely extended by the Left to Conservatives (read Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism for a history of the Left’s tolerance)), the telling part of the post is found in the comment section.
The straw man is again the Bush Administration, this time joined by the Pentagon. There are countless references to the Gulf of Tonkin, Democrat Lyndon Johnson’s lie, by the way. But deeper, there is a hatred and distrust of the military in general, the troops. After all, who would video taped it? Who was on the US warship? If it were a staged event, surely there would’ve been countless troops in on it, right? It’s not like 2 guys can take a ship like that out for a joy ride. The fact that none have come forward to “tell the truth” means the conspirators behind September 11th are at it again! Or so some of them seem to think.
Here are some choice comments from the post. While reading these, keep in mind they “support the troops” and then ask yourself what they would say if they didn’t.
(And remember the USS Cole, 17 members of our military were murdered by a suicide bomber on a small boat packed with explosives.)
WhiteyWard (See profile | I’m a fan of WhiteyWard) All the Administration has to do is have some Pisswater employees get a boat and make the scene, the USNavy knows the drill. Now we can cancel the phony election, let the hounds louse on the demonstrations and retire to the Bush compound in Dubai. This guy wants to own 4 nations before he leaves.
Seriously, this is looking all too familiar. It”s pretty obvious that Bush is attempting to trump up this supposed “provocation” as a means of generating the equivalent of a second Gulf of Tonkin incident, thereby justifying an all-out military “retaliation” against Iran under the doctrine of insuinating that “they shot first”, as opposed to bullshitting us into another “pre-emptive” strike as a means of alleviating a potential “nukular” threat to the region.
cylindar (See profile | I’m a fan of cylindar) You are right in your suspicions. When I saw and heard reports of the incident, I instantly intuited that this was a fake somehow. Bush is looking to create another Gulf Of Tonkin isn’t he?
jashu51 (See profile | I’m a fan of jashu51) I’m supposed to believe that those little pissant Iranian patrol boats posed a threat? They looked like a kid’s bathtub toys compared to the Navy cruisers. Maybe if they were loaded with explosives and manned by a suicide pilot. But somehow I’m not falling for it.
gopindrag (See profile | I’m a fan of gopindrag) This would be hilarious if everyone saw through it for what it is. Unfortunately, in America today we have a bunch of BIG sissies terrified at the prospect of speedboats threatening destroyer escorts, Bill OReilly screeching like a girl being threatened by a cockroach.
What has happened to the land of the brave? Why is our President such a freaking sissy, such a patent leather combat boot, such a shrieking freaking cheerleader?
Please God let us place bravery and commonsense in the white house come November.
Heyman (See profile | I’m a fan of Heyman) Sure the video footage is faked. Anyone who believes this criminal White House? Is buying into the lies. AGAIN.
And the criminal MEDIA is feeding you fools. This administrations garbage.
Forget the racists comments to the writer. If I wrote this? What would you suckers have to say to me? I’m a born American. Honorable Discharged, (12 years,) veteran.
Don’t buy into this Iran trap. All these oilmen want is another country to leech off of.
When the hell are we going to learn how to drive electric cars, again? Remember GM’s Impact? The electric car that could “smoke” a gas driven car in a quarter mile. And go over 120 miles per hour! Don’t take my word. I watched the video, WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR. Find out who was responsible for destroying our future without oil. You’ll be surprized. (Maybe not…)
If these warmongers do attack Iran? Be prepared for a draft. And an all out police state country.
JD-28 (See profile | I’m a fan of JD-28) I would not put it past this criminal administration to phony up an Iranian confrontation to pull the U.S. closer to war with Iran. The neocons have had wood for war with Iran for a long time. Cheney gets a half-chub just imagining the prospect. But, I doubt that the MSM will ever question the administration about this, let alone investigate their claims. You’d think someone in the MSM would’ve learned from that idiot Judith Campbell not to believe this criminal administration.
jazzman (See profile | I’m a fan of jazzman) Ok, it was an amusing video the Navy produced. Now I think they should return the speedboats to lake Winnepasaki, let the frat boys (who probably dropped their white beer coolers in the water) go back to college, and let Robin Williams go back to doing his wierd accents in movies and comedy clubs.
There are countless more examples of comments like these. But they support the troops!
Here is a good comment on this from the Weekly Standard.