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By John, May 29, 2007 at 11:10 pm Link to this comment
I am absolutely beside myself with disgust in the way the cartoonist would turn a fallen soldier into a political joke. I am a veteran with 3 combat tours, and I’ll let you liberals in on a little secret: The reason that you have the support of only a small percentage of the armed forces is because you ally yourselves with people who publish trash like this. From John Kerry commenting that “Either go to school and do well or wind up in Iraq” suggesting that the armed forces are full of dumb people, to hideous cartoons such as this attempt to use fallen soldiers as a political statement, you make me want to vomit. From my standpoint, and what I have seen in the media, the liberal side of America would much rather forget that there is such a thing as the military. Two quotes come to mind: “If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier” and “No one loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gates.” As a soldier, I don’t expect your gratitude or respect. The hateful way that you present your views shows me that you lack both the decency and intelligence to express either sentiment. But I would ask that you keep your opinions of my fallen comrades to yourself, or, failing that, at least have the courage to walk up to a combat veteran who has lost some of his closest friends and ask how it feels to know his friends “died in a war where the President lied.” See if he has anything to say on the issue. Who knows, perhaps he will grant you the courtesy of calling an ambulance before he gives you the beating of your life. Freedom of Speech? I wish I could laugh at the way you liberals twist and pervert the very freedoms that others have died to grant you by using those who would die to defend you in sick cartoons, to say nothing of your careless attitude towards the family members of those heroes. You make me sick.
By QuyTran, May 18, 2007 at 7:29 pm Link to this comment
Yes, just hang this up higher than the late Hussein.
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