Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This is too much.

Here's the current Weekly Standard cover story on The 9/11 Generation. Money quote:

I've spent much of the past two weeks speaking with young people (and a few not-so-young) who have made the decision to serve their country by volunteering for the military. Some of these men have Ivy League degrees; all of them are talented and intelligent individuals who--contrary to John Kerry's infamous "botched joke" ("Education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq")--could have chosen to do anything with their lives. Having signed up, they have either gone to Iraq or look forward to doing so. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media have underreported their stories.

One of the excesses of the 1960s that present-day liberals have disowned and disavowed since 9/11 is the demonization of the American military. [ . . . . ] They "support" the American military--at least in the abstract, until it does anything resembling fighting a war.

OK, Weekly Standard, how about Associate Editor Matthew Continetti?

It seems that Matthew Continetti's 'supporting' our military in every way except where he can do the most good: Joining them in fighting the war.

Here's Glenn Greenwald on Salon.com. [Just click and wait through the ad to read it for free.] And here's an awesome report from an independent journalist in Iraq.

Hat tip to Matt Sanchez.


At 24 July, 2007 23:05, Anonymous J M K said...

This reminds me of the scene between Robert the Bruce and William Wallace in Braveheart where the Bruce says that the nobles risk much to lose if they fight Longshanks.

Wallace replies, "and the common man who bleeds on the battlefield. Does he risk less?"

At 01 August, 2007 02:13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait -- you didn't just take something from gay porn star and known prostitute Matt Sanchez, did you?


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