Cowards, Nothing More Maybe A Lot Less
In her opinion piece titled “AWOL and AINO (American in Name Only)” Michelle Malkin takes a deserter to task. She starts:
Fugitive U.S. soldier Jeremy Hinzman is an unrepentant embarrassment to his country of birth. Last year, he deserted from the 82nd Airborne Division, fled to Canada and became the anti-war movement's sexiest man alive. Now, in a desperate bid for refugee status, this AWOL poster boy is collectively smearing our brave men and women in Iraq as war criminals to save his hide.
She contrasts these deserters from the “draft dodges” of the Vietnam War (another group of sniveling cowards). She points out that in the 60’s the dodgers were not volunteers like they are today. Not that would make a difference. In my opinion, they are all cowards. Although, it does make Hinzelman more of an idiot, it was all good for him while the military was another part time job for him. When the call came, as it inevitably would, he begrudgingly went to Afghanistan after all of a sudden deciding he was a conscientious-objector.
As I said, I believe these people are nothing more than cowards at worst or they just don’t want to have their comfortable life upset. It is a real hardship to be over here away from all the people you love. I have two boys in middle school that I miss terribly. I have missed many things including baseball and football games. I am missing a choir concert tomorrow where my youngest has a small solo. However, I believe there are some things much bigger than my comfort and convenience. I want a better world for the very children I miss. I hope that in some small way my contribution here will pay big dividends for my children and grandchildren.
The peace at any cost fools say “war does not solve anything.” My reply is just how do you solve tyranny? A dictator hell bent on domination will not be placated. That cluster of clowns conveniently overlooks all the problems the Hussein regime caused and wanted to continue to cause. To not see the evil of the Hussein and the terrorist who support him is foolish in the extreme. I remain optimistic that there will be a change for the better over here in Iraq and it will foster change for the better in the whole region, only time will tell. I am also confident that Hinzelman and his ilk are in the minority. They have a privilege to their opinion, however wrong it may be. I fight for the freedom of wrongheaded opinionated fools as much as every other American. It is funny, but Hinzelman types want freedom to express opinions but don’t want to fight for it when the time comes. That’s alright, there are over 130,000 of us over here who are willing and able to fight.
The entire article is at Townhall.com at http://www.townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/mm20041208.shtml