Friday, June 10, 2005

It's all anti-military bias!

Only a deeply silly man like Hugh Hewitt could come away from reading this troubling take on the effort to stand up the new Iraqi Army and wax nonsensical about, of all things, anti-military bias in the media and, yes, the Palestinian Authority. Read and be amused:

The reflexive production of anti-Bush/anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom pieces in tandem with an endless supply of pieces urging Israeli flexibility and concessions is not surprising giving that the left supports the PA and opposes Bush, and MSM is dominated by the left.

Interesting. I wonder if Hugh Hewitt thinks that this guy is anti-Bush/anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom?
"I know the party line. You know, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army, five-star generals, four-star generals, President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld: The Iraqis will be ready in whatever time period," said 1st Lt. Kenrick Cato, 34, of Long Island, N.Y., the executive officer of McGovern's company, who sold his share in a database firm to join the military full time after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. "But from the ground, I can say with certainty they won't be ready before I leave. And I know I'll be back in Iraq, probably in three or four years. And I don't think they'll be ready then."
Or this guy?
"Honestly, I don't think people in America understand how touchy the situation really is right now," [Sgt. Rick] McGovern said. "We have the military power, the military might, but we're handling everything with kid gloves because we're hoping the Iraqis are going to step up and start taking things on themselves. But they don't have a clue how to do it."

Or Lt. Cato, again?
But the Americans said the Iraqis hadn't earned respect. "As Arab men, they want
for us to think that they're just the same as us as soldiers, that they're just as brave," Cato said. "But they show cowardice. They'll say to me, 'I wasn't afraid.' But if you're running, then you were obviously not just afraid, you were running away."

Or Sgt. McGovern, again?
"You are all cowards," he began. "My soldiers are over here, away from our families for a year. We are willing to die for you to have freedom. You should be willing to die for your own freedom. If you continue to run away from the enemy, the enemy will continue to chase you. You will never win."

I'm wondering when Hugh Hewitt plans to go to Baiji and tell our military what horrible, skeptical anti-military jerks they all are?

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