Above: Dan Riehl and his Godwin-defying hairdo
Dems And The Media Want US To Lose In Iraq
I cannot tolerate watching those useful idiots playing political games with America’s security for even two years. We better all turn up the heat and see that those losers are once again relegated to the trash heap: that post election chad pile in which they belong.
Interesting phrasing there, Danno. Although (fair enough, stop the presses), as a clumsy-thumb prose stylist, maybe Riehl only misconstribulated his point, and deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Unlike, on the other hand, John Kerry — who is super-ghey and a traitor and hates the troops and is bad:
Just as with Vietnam, the Democrats and the Left are determined to see America defeated in Iraq. Kerry’s remarks revealed their disdain for all things military. And don’t give me that Kerry war hero BS. He was there for three months, two self inflicted wounds later he had his Purple Hearts and his out. He never went there for anything but an attempt to establish his cred. He’s a pathetic waste of a Senate seat, meant for a better American than John Kerry will ever be.
Because of course, Riehl knows all about combat medals, since he
served honorably in the military probably read a lot of GI Combat Featuring the Haunted Tank as a kid — or Sgt. Fury if he was into Marvel, which seems less likely.
Above: The famed ‘tanks on parachutes’ tactic
(q.v. Vom Kriege by Carl von Clausewitz)
Honestly, it has long since stopped being fun to pick on these angry yip-dog conservatives for their squeaky-toy military pretensions. Unfortunately though, they still consider themselves entitled to sneer at the service of actual combat veterans when they disagree with those veterans’ political views. It is, in a word, despicable. Worse, it’s deTHHHpicable, with the juiciest of Daffy Duck expectorations and a comedy orchestral flourish: These people aren’t worth taking seriously — which makes it all the more embarrassing to see them attended to with sober deliberation at each successive election or national disaster, when ‘expert’ gasbaggery temporarily becomes a seller’s market.
I know many [conservative activists] as people- and not just GOP parrots- having spent time working on collaborative projects with them, serving on the editorial board at Red State, appearing on radio shows with them- you name it. I have, at one point in time, defended many of them from what I perceived to be unfair attacks. So I know that by and large they are not bad people (Dan Riehl is an unmitigated asshole, however).
We were so startled to hear it, we nearly spilled the tower of brimming teacups that was balanced on our head as we unicycled slowly through the kitchen. Come into the light, John Cole.