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November 19, 2004

Whatís A Soldier To Do?

Jason Grabill

In the upright, closed off hothouses of the angryleft (which I have created as a single word), there is an uproar coming. It seems that the U.S. Marine Corps was caught killing an enemy terrorist!

Yep, and they even got it on video no less. "Why this is just horrible," said Mr. Nat Nabob, leader of the left wing institute for Social Justice, Peace, Light, and Brotherhood.

"We certainly can't have this. No! No! No! Americans shown killing poor, innocent, wounded terrorists just sends the wrong message. The 'Arab street' will be in an uproar. If Senator (John) Kerry had been elected, none of this would ever have happened. Oh! Woe is me! I'm ashamed to be an American."

Now, I just made up the quote, if you haven't figured that out. But, I'll give you 10 to 1 odds that if you do a media search right now, you can put together darn near those exact same lines coming from a real, honest to gosh member of the angryleft.

Yep! Seems our 'star freckled, spangled fighting lads' (or whatever Time magazine is calling them this week) of the United States Marine Corps, aren't supposed to be killing the bad guys, at least, not on TV.

No! No! You see, that might get Amnesty International in a dither. And heavens to Betsy, what WILL the New York Times have to say? (I bet I can guess.)

Honestly, we are working ourselves into another round of liberal flagellation of the country because a Marine killed a terrorist. It's as simple as that. And I'm supposed to be all broken up about this?


This is coming from the exact same people who have no problem letting their kids play games like "Mortal Kombat 23," and others of that ilk. There is more killing on an average night on TV cop shows. (This past Tuesday night on NCIS we got to watch an autopsy. On Law and Order SVU we could have watched a multiple child murder case unfold.) We won't even get into 'pay TV' such as HBO, etc.

The same Hollyweirdos who pump this stuff into your living room are the same ones who are hand wringing now. The media is filled with images of death, both in real life (Seen the news lately? That big puddle of red gunk on the street isnít paint), and 'make believe'. Now, all of a sudden they get hysterical when the real thing is shown.

No, it's not like this Marine killed a female aide worker, or, flew an airplane full of innocent people into a building, now is it?

But, dollars will get you donuts, the angryleft media will work themselves into a full blown snit-fit over this one. The Marine taking out this terrorist will be much more important news than, say, our victory in Fallujah. (In my opinion, the whole place should have been carpet bombed and bulldozed, then the earth salted so nothing would ever grow there again, but I'm kind of funny about terrorists.)

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