Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Joel Stein in LA Times: "I DON'T SUPPORT our troops"

The Left continues its disintegration. Joel Stein, writing in the LA Times, gives his reasons why American soldiers are unworthy of his support:
I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. This is a particularly difficult opinion to have, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to put bumper stickers on his car. Supporting the troops is a position that even Calvin is unwilling to urinate on.

The truth is that people who pull triggers are ultimately responsible, whether they're following orders or not. An army of people making individual moral choices may be inefficient, but an army of people ignoring their morality is horrifying.

I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War, but we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea.
Stein says that pacifists who claim to support the troops are "wussy", but also mentions that pretty much any of the troops would be able to beat him up. Interesting stance, embracing wimphood as a virtue.

More at The Jawa Report, Michelle Malkin.

Thanks to Newslinker.

Also posted at Vince Aut Morire.