May 09, 2004

It's All About Kerry

I don't know what bothers me most about this post by the leftyblogger Hesiod: His slug line:

GOING BACK TO CALLEY if what happened at Abu Ghraib is anything like what happened at My Lai...

...or this little interjection at the end:

God help these two soldiers if they ever run for public office in, say, 20 years.

Their "fellow veterans" might try to smear them, and accuse them of being unfit for office or something.

Big difference; the two men who turned in the Abu Ghraib offenders reported soldiers who committed verifiable crimes against real people. John Kerry slandered the services of everyone who served in Vietnam. He labelled two million Americans, in front of the Senate, as war criminals.

"Hesiod" also refers to the men who reported the abuses as "this generation's John Kerry's" (sic). That insults the two MI troops; none of their words will ever be used in POW interrogations against American soldiers by future enemies. And unlike Kerry, these men didn't cherry-pick their duty, and they didn't run home to slander all their comrades at the first decorous opportunity.

Posted by Mitch at May 9, 2004 11:13 AM