I well recall the five-year-ling “BushLied” Era the Democrats launched soon after they voted to authorize the invasion of Iraq when it didn’t become Connecticut within 72 hours of our capture of Saddam Hussein. Of course, neither President Bill Clinton before the Desert Fox bombing of Iraq nor President George W. Bush before Shock and Awe.
The lie was that Bush lied and Democrats went on to embolden terrorist enemies before and after the surge with promises of surrender should they return to power even as then Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama voted twice to de-fund troops in the field. Americans did return Democrats to power, who promptly surrendered in Iraq and slashed the military budget.
A reporter now working for Politico, delivered the verbal equivalent of burning the Star-Spangled Banner, back when troops were in harm’s way:
“So, 4000 rubes are dead. Cry me the Tigris. Another 30,000 have been seriously wounded. Boo fucking hoo. They got what they asked for–and cool robotic limbs too.”
Thus begins a virulent anti-American soldier screed titled “Fuck the Troops,” written by Politico Magazine reporter Ian Murphy during the Iraq War. His current offering for Politico, “How I Punked Scott Walker,” appeared yesterday as the number two profiled story in the website’s new magazine. It describes Murphy’s failed attempt to upend the Wisconsin Governor’s historic battle against public service union collective bargaining rights.
Murphy’s May 2008 column appeared as the intense combat of “the surge” was winding down. As Murphy said “…our soldiers are lauded by all as saints. Why? They volunteered to partake in this savage idiocy, and for this they deserve our utmost repsect. I think not… stop sucking off the troops. They get enough action raping female soldiers and sodomizing Iraqi detainees.”
Murphy goes on to question young Americans’ service in defense of their country:
As a society we need to discard our blind deference to military service. There’s nothing admirable about voluteering to murder people… but what kind of world would we rather live in: one where fools are admired for being fooled and murderers are extolled for murdering, or one where we have the capacity to step back and say, “I don’t care who told you to do what and why; you’re still an asshole!”
Read it all here and re-learn what Democrats, that abandoned the Hmong, appeased the Soviets and think the war on terror is akin to rounding up shoplifters, really think of America’s finest and an America that they haven’t yet fundamentally transformed.