Bashing our troops

Bashing our troops

In his rush to bash Bush, Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson takes a swipe at the armed forces.

In need of blind obedience as he stays the course in Iraq, President Bush went to the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., on Monday. Rows of military officers, with not a hint of dissent, clapped like choir boys as Bush said, “The terrorists and Saddam loyalists would rather see many Iraqis die than have any live in freedom.”

“Blind obedience”? “Choir boys”? For all the rhetoric that they support the troops and not the war, beneath the thin veneer of patriotism for the worst Bush-bashing liberals is a reflexive contempt for the military that goes all the way back to the 1960s. Every once in a while, the facade slips and we actually see the truth.

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  • When a student at the University of Massachusetts (no surprise there) mocked Pat Tillman (the football superstar who quit and joined the Army and then lost his life fighting terrorists in Afghanistan) in a student newspaper, derided him as stupid for having so lost his life (and subsequently received accolades and cheers from many quarters across the country), you know that for many of this generation, nothing is sacred, nothing is honorable, nothing is holy…  All is profane…and what is profane has become ‘good.’  It is the same in the news media – and especially so with the Boston Globe (in love with abortion, sodomy, terrorists, unmothered and unfathered children, etc. etc. etc.).  The only cure – a return by a great many to that which creates that which is sacred, honorable and holy…