Today, in the United States, it is popular among self-styled 'intellectuals' to sneer at patriotism. They seem to think that it is axiomatic that any civilized man is a pacifist, and they treat the military profession with contempt. 'Warmongers' - 'Imperialists' - 'Hired killers in uniform' - you have all heard such sneers and you will hear them again.
One of their favorite quotations is: 'Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.' What they never mention is that the man who made that sneering remark was a fat, gluttonous slob who was pursued all his life by a pathological fear of death. -Robert A. Heinlein
"We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there." -Barack Obama
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Education, AntiAmerican
A California city councilman and high school history teacher at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, Calif, was caught on video disparaging the United States military and calling its members “dumbshits” who are not “high-level thinkers.”
Gregory Salcido is a current member of the Pico Rivera City Council.
Three profanity-laced videos surfaced on Facebook Friday of Salcido declaring to his students that members of the military are dumb people who joined because they were poor students and that they are the “lowest of our low” of the country.
“They’re the frickin’ lowest of our low,” Salcido can be heard saying.
Liberal, Hate, Degeneracy, Smears, AntiAmerican
Liberal comedian Bill Maher ridiculed the group of World War II veterans for visiting the barricaded World War II memorial, telling his audience that the Greatest Generation wasn’t the “brightest generation.”
Rall continues that our "government's poorly paid contract killers" do not deserve our support for blindly following orders.
Liberal, Smears, AntiAmerican
Ted Rall: “Only idiots signed up; only idiots died. Back home, the average I.Q. soared.”
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Obama, Smears, Bigbrother
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S... “This report appears to raise significant issues involving the privacy and civil liberties of many Americans - including war veterans,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, in his letter sent Tuesday night.
“[U.S. soldiers] raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, [blew] up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam [during the Vietnam war].” -John Kerry
The The Wall Within was hailed by critics who — like the Washington Post's Tom Shales — gushed that the documentary was "extraordinarily powerful." There was just one problem: Almost none of it was true.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Character, Brilliance, Oops, Smears, Tolerance, Jobs, Diversity, Ignorance
Liberal Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) recently told an audience that military Veterans are “unqualified to serve in Congress” because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into their districts.
Liberal, Incitement, Violence, Press, Smears, Lie, Bias, Murder
Newsweek apologized yesterday for printing a small item on May 9 about reported desecration of the Koran by American guards at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, an item linked to riots in Pakistan and Afghanistan that led to the deaths of at least 17 people. But the magazine, while acknowledging possible errors in the article, stopped short of retracting it.
Liberal, Oops, Press, Smears, AntiAmerican, Lie, Hoax
THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned from a military source close to the investigation that Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp--author of the much-disputed "Shock Troops" article in the New Republic's July 23 issue as well as two previous "Baghdad Diarist" columns--signed a sworn statement admitting that all three articles he published in the New Republic were exaggerations and falsehoods--fabrications containing only "a smidgen of truth," in the words of our source.
Liberal, Character, Fraud, Narrative, Oops, Press, War, Lie, Jobs
Cable News Network on Thursday retracted its story that the U.S. military used nerve gas in a mission to kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War...
In a statement, CNN News Group Chairman, President and CEO Tom Johnson said an independent investigation had concluded that the report "cannot be supported." He said there is insufficient evidence that sarin or any other deadly gas was used. Nor, said Johnson, can CNN confirm that American defectors were targeted or at the camp as the report stated...
Bacon said the Pentagon's own preliminary findings show that the two major premises of the CNN report -- that sarin nerve gas was used in Laos in 1970 and that Operation Tailwind was designed to track down and kill defectors -- are wrong...
Bacon also said he was "glad CNN apologized" to the "valiant" participants in Operation Tailwind who "felt betrayed and hurt by the report," he said.
These tales were purveyed in KGB-operated magazines that would then flack them to reputable news organizations. Often enough, they would be picked up. News organizations are notoriously sloppy about verifying their sources. All in all, it was amazingly easy for Soviet-bloc spy organizations to fake many such reports and spread them around the free world. As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe. KGB chairman Yuri Andropov managed our anti-Vietnam War operation.
Liberal, Character, Fraud, Narrative, Press, Smears, War, Lie, Jobs
It gets worse for CNN. The cable network last year fired two producers, sacked correspondent Peter Arnett, split up its investigative team, issued a public apology to veterans and the estate of Richard Nixon, plastered a harsh retraction on its Web site and installed a new quality control vice president, yet its Operation Tailwind debacle refuses to stay safely consigned to the past.
Liberal, Press, Smears, AntiAmerican, War, Lie, Murder
Jordan conceded that his remarks at the January 27 World Economic Forum were "not as clear as they should have been." Several participants at the event said Jordan told the audience U.S. forces had deliberately targeted journalists
Liberal, Press, Smears, AntiAmerican
"Actions speak louder than words. The reality is that at least 10 journalists have been killed by the US military, and according to reports I believe to be true journalists have been arrested and tortured by US forces," Mr Jordan told an audience of news executives at the News Xchange conference in Portugal.
See Dick Take the Podium.
See Dick Compare US Troops to Nazis.
See Dick Compare US Troops to Soviets.
See Dick Compare US Troops to Pol Pot.
Don't Be A Dick.
The radicals at “Occupy Dayton” were not too happy when one of their activists was caught on video shouting: “F*ck the military, f*ck your flag, f*ck the police!”
Democrat, Liberal, Character, AntiAmerican
And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs.
Democrat, Liberal, Brilliance, Oops, Smears, AntiAmerican
“Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.”
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Character, Narrative, Smears, AntiAmerican, Elitism, Stereotyping
"One of the things the decider-in-chief has to do is decide whether he’s going to bring this country together across all its diversity or let it drift apart. Look at how much stronger the American military is because it is less racist, less sexist and less homophobic and we’re just looking for people who can do the job," said Clinton.
"When you men get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a pussy."