Yellow Elephant Anthony Mantova: It's hillbilly, intellectually vacant and morally repugnant that those who call for war must serve
Yellow Elephant Anthony Mantova, National Field Director of the Leadership Institute, says that it's "hillbilly, intellectually vacant and morally repugnant that those who call for war must serve."
His hometown paper, the Eureka [CA] Reporter, published his columns supporting the Global War on Terrorism, and invading Iran, as recently as last year.
To its credit, the Eureka Reporter just published real American (and former U.S. Army paratrooper) Rob Ash's column Asking The Question: Is Mantova willing to serve in the wars he supports? Money quotes:
Why doesn’t he sign up?
Mantova gave me unconvincing answers. He speculated how his enlistment might undermine civilian control of the military.
He compared himself favorably to the ancient Roman politician Cato the Elder, Winston Churchill and Socrates. Clearly, Mantova has a very high opinion of his intellectual abilities.
Finally, Mantova demeaned all service members and veterans with his “hillbilly, intellectually vacant and morally-repugnant” comments and dismissed the very notion of military service. He treated a deadly serious question as if it were a joke.
You can bet Mantova will continue to “stay the course” — the one farthest away from the recruitment office.
He’s much safer cheering on the war from his cushy job at the nonprofit foundation and polishing his resume than he would be fighting those nasty terrorists.
It's time for all real Americans to encourage Anthony Mantova to Be A Man! Enlist! Click here. Don't just comment, click here, too. Thanks!
Thanks also to Steve Gilliard. And Daily Kos. And Conservative Underground. And Respectfully Republican. And All Too Common Dissent.
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