ass backwardsYou really have to watch this. (Not a permalink, so the video may change.)
Okay: "Will you support me, a soldier in the Army, and stand up against evil?"
In the post below this one, I note that Michelle Malkin has been posting emails from active duty members of the U.S. military attacking Senator Harry Reid for his comment that the war in Iraq is lost. One current servicemember calls for Reid's death as a traitor. Forget for the moment whether Reid is right or not; the issue here is whether or not active duty servicemembers may directly and aggressively insult elected officials of the government.
If you re-read my blog posts from the year and a half that I was just on active duty, I think you'll find that I wrote critically about events and policies, but took very great care to avoid direct attacks on public officials. Maybe I fucked up and forgot myself, somewhere, in which case I would have hoped that someone would have brought that transgression to my attention. And yes, I informed my company commander that I was posting to a pair of blogs, and I made sure he knew where to find them.
But now we have Malkin's site printing some extremely aggressive attacks by active duty servicemembers on a ranking member of the United States Senate -- and an official organization of the Republican party using their contemptuous words against that senator in a series of televised political attacks.
Note well the quote from an active duty soldier near the beginning of this post; it's from Malkin's site, and appears in the Republican advertisement. Fuck that. That's a young soldier who needs to be reminded, seriously reminded, who he works for.
The republic is not a servant to its military.
It's time for a sit-down, because people are forgetting.