Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Warriors and Wusses

Let me be clear, we all know who the warriors are, and we all know that Joel Stein is a wuss and a parasite.

His commentary in the LA Times is not the first piece of garbage that Joel has written, and it won't be the last. His pompous arrogant commentaries keep popping up and will continue to do so, which begs the question, why? To which I can only respond "because shit floats".

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. All I'm asking is that we give our returning soldiers what they need: hospitals, pensions, mental health and a safe, immediate return. But, please, no parades.

Seriously, the traffic is insufferable.

We??? Hey boy genius - here's a newflash for you - assholes like you DO NOT speak for me and half of America, so WE don't care what you think.

WE will continue to support our brave selfless warriors. WE will continue to support the war on terror they selflessly fight, so that pompous asses like you, Joel, can have the freedom to bore us all with your shit.

And WE WILL give them a parade every time they come home!

The traffic may be insufferable, but it's not nearly as insufferable as you.

Nuff said! I won't waste any more time responding to the stupid rantings this pond scum tries to pass off as intellectual commentary.

Instead, I 'd like to post something from another Stein......Ben!

The most heroic, ethically courageous, morally resolute men and women in the world today are the Americans, British, and other forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are fighting the most evil men and women currently on the world scene. The American Army soldier, Marine, Navy sailor, Air Force warrior, and Coast Guardsman fighting in Ramadi or Mosul is fighting men and women who kill children and old people for sport. The men and women of the United States military are fighting the remnants of a regime so evil that it pioneered the use of torture against children -- just for the amusement of Saddam and his family. The men and women whom Joel despises rid the world of a dictator so twisted and murderous that he openly admired Stalin and Hitler and sought to match their level of atrocities. The men and women who wear the uniform fought, bled, and died to rid the world of the most dangerous man on the planet in the most flammable place on the planet. They died to save a slave people from the genocidal control of a mad killer who thought nothing of gassing his own people, of wiping out entire regions, of setting up special rape rooms to allow his henchmen and his sons to rape women at will, who amused himself by pouring gasoline down the throats of totally innocent people and setting them on fire.

His entire commentary can be found at American Spectator.

I would also like to post this eloquent classy reply to Joel "shit floats" Stein, by LTC Steve Russell:

Mr. Stein’s commentary on soldier support is remarkable because it reflects more than just his opinion. It may even express a viewpoint.

While most of Mr. Stein’s commentary is indicative of a man who has enjoyed our freedoms with none of the responsibility (by his own admission), he has at least one point of merit. He does not conceal his true conviction. When one considers those that say they support the troops but not the war, it is hard to distinguish which is more harmful to the soldier.

Mr. Stein alludes to this as trying to have it both ways and implies this is a moral cop out. He may be right. It can also be viewed as similar to telling the trash man, “Thanks.” It is seldom sincere. It is just so the trash will keep being taken away by someone willing to do it so one does not have to get his hands dirty.

LTC Steve Russell commanded Task Force 1/22nd Infantry in Iraq and is currently Chief of Tactics at the Infantry School.

The entire response can be found at The American Thinker.


  • At 3:28 PM, February 08, 2006, Blogger Leland said…

    Sadly, I've seen only one procession celebrating a returned veteran of OEF/OIF, and that was a funeral procession. In rural Texas, it is still done with dignity with all motorist pulling over, getting out of their vehicles, and saying a silent prayer.

    What Joel Stein is willing saying is that he hopes to buy off returning veterans with federal aid in return to keeping their mouths shut about the great work they did. After all, people like Joel Stein don't want to know what cruelty they supported, while supporting the stance of keeping Saddam contained and ignoring the 1990 bombings by Bin Laden's AQ.

    I don't think our soldiers care for a parade. It is the least we could do for them, but the soldiers I know didn't sign up for a parade. They do want to be given the same respect that Joel Stein thinks he deserves. They do not want to be treated as outcast. If that happens again, similar to Vietnam, I'm not sure they'll simply turn the other cheek.

  • At 3:44 PM, February 15, 2006, Blogger Metz said…

    Cure the Anti-American Disease among Americans

    It’s hard to believe anyone can be so wrong on matters so fundamental. This Joel Stein and other characters like him remind me of the ignorance I saw in young college students in South Korea. Many of these young people regurgitated the anti-American, anti-ROK propaganda perpetrated by their northern neighbor. Oddly enough, the young Korean soldiers I served with and the older Korean men (military service is mandatory in Korea) did not hold these same views. They saw what North Korea was really like and understood the cost and benefits of their freedom. Most of them even appreciated Americans for allying with them.

    So, I think we could cure this disease among Americans by making military service a requirement to participate in the democratic process. OK, it’s a stretch, but it should achieve the objective.

    In any case, let’s have some parades. I come out and cheer our heroes!!


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