Monday, June 30, 2008

The orcs are out in force... 
The Obama orcs are shaking their spears at McCain's military record, doing their damnedest, as I wrote in the post below, to neutralize one of McCain's differentiators between himself and Obama, who couldn't be bothered to wear the uniform.

Specifically, John Aravosis, of AMERICAblog, who recently attacked the permanently disabled John McCain for collecting disability pay incident to the multiple broken limbs, beating, bayoneting, and torture he received in North Viet Nam (on top of having been wounded in the Forrestal fire when a bomb exploded on the carrier deck), is now pointing out that McCain did, in fact, make a propaganda video for the North Vietnamese after having been tortured within an inch of his life.

He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

It's not "nice" to ask the question, but it's actually a pretty good question. Yes, we all know that John McCain was captured and tortured in Vietnam (McCain won't let you forget). A lot of people don't know, however, that McCain made a propaganda video for the enemy while he was in captivity. Putting that bit of disloyalty aside, what exactly is McCain's military experience that prepares him for being commander in chief? It's not like McCain rose to the level of general or something. He's a vet. We get it. But simply being a vet, as laudable as it is, doesn't really tell you much about someone's qualifications for being commander in chief. If McCain is going to play the "I was tortured" card every five minutes as a justification for electing him president, then he shouldn't throw a hissy fit any time any one asks to know more about his military experience. Getting shot down, tortured, and then doing propaganda for the enemy is not command experience. Again, it's not nice to say say, but we're not running for class president here. We deserve real answers, not emotional outbursts designed to quell the questions.

Yes, McCain broke, at one point, and submitted to a propaganda project. I guess I'll bring that up anytime some self-congratulating libtard floats the unthinking lie that torture doesn't work.

Aravosis isn't fit to lick the polish off of John McCain's shoes, though. Let him wrestle for scum sucker honors with another oxygen thief and national embarrassment, Medea Benjamin, who attaches the smear not just to McCain, but all Vietnam veterans:

"I wouldn't characterize anybody who fought in Vietnam as a war hero," said Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of the theatrical anti-war group Code Pink. "In 23 bombing sorties, there must have been civilians that were killed and there's no heroism to that."

Libtards hate troops. They have no respect for them whatsoever. Scratch the surface and you'll find roiling hatred of their betters and condescension toward the men and women in the ranks.

And then there's this.

Splash, out


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Keep up the good thoughts, youngster. I still like the way you think.

Press on.

As disgusting as it is, it is also deeply silly.

First, the military service (or lack thereof) of a Presidential candidate ceased to matter in 1992, when a youngish southern governor who gamed the deferment system to avoid the draft and said in writing that he "loathed" the military was elected over an honest-to-God WWII combat veteran who still bears the scars of his service.

Second, I think the "orcs" are still pissed that when they put up a real "war hero" (or what passes for one on the Left) for President and made an issue of his service, his opponents had the temerity to (successfully) challenge the record of that service and the candidate's anti-war and anti-military record since then.

I think the Howard Dean quote at the top of your page says it all.
On the other hand, keep shining the light in those dark corners.

Oh, and thanks for the link to "the Exile". God, what a tiresome and envious little poser; living proof that Russia is still a little-better-than-Third-World country with nukes.
I guess I'll bring that up anytime some self-congratulating libtard floats the unthinking lie that torture doesn't work.
--Not sure what Freudian stuff this says about me, but I had the same thought... Since Khalid Sheikh Mohammed deserves a nice down comforter and a stone massage in the morning.
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