Stop Trying to Help

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I thought about a few more titles for this post, which included "Fuck This Guy." Thanks to John Cole over at Balloon Juice for bringing to our attention this greasy little fuck named Sey[mour] Hersh.

This is the guy who, in the 60s and covering the Vietnam War as an investigative journalist, uncovered some "atrocities" being committed by AMerican Servicemen and used the footage and reports to turn American sentiment against the war. Of course, the side effect was turning American sentiment against many of the Servicemen as well, but hey. I bet Mr. Dickbag was willing to ignore that consequence as he climbed up the ladder of fame.

Well, here he is again, now trying to turn sentiment against the War in Iraq by shocking footage of American "atrocities." Here's a little gem for you:

If Americans knew the full extent of U.S. criminal conduct, they would receive returning Iraqi veterans as they did Vietnam veterans, Hersh said.

“In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation,” he said. “It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you – there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.”
First of all, Hersh, thanks but no thanks. I don't know if you've seen the 32% approval rating for Bush and the disappointment expressed by Americans at the job he and Rummy are doing in Iraq, but sentiment is pretty much turned over here already. We don't need your fucking help.

Second, this is not about our troops. This is never about our troops. Turning sentiment in a war...a not about a "scathing expose'" on American troop conduct. It's about the conduct of the people who are accountable for a miscued war: the President, his appointees and the Legislature who enabled it. Blame for anything belongs there, not with people who bleed, cry, pray, vomit, sweat and starve every day to simply hope that they won't be the one who dies that day.

This is not about American troops gone awry, and it never was Mr. Hersh. Take your fucking Pulitzer (a Pulitzer won, by the way, by villifying our troops) and stick it as far up your wrinkled ass as you can.

Cole then supplies us with this article from the New York Times. This article is a deeply moving, accurate picture of the mentality of our troops and what they face. More importantly, it's about how they truly conduct themselves. Read it. It's worth it. It nearly moved me to tears. Every Marine who has been activated...every single one...remembers, among many things, their platoon's Doc. That'll make sense when you read the article.

So there you go, Hersh. Thanks for all your help turning the tide against something for which tide turned a year ago. Thanks for all your help to try to reestablish American civilian hatred of our servicemen. Felt good to you during the Vietnam conflict to do that? Did it?

Kerry's comments certainly paled in comparison to this sludge's comments. Kerry's no danger, he's just aloof. This guy, this egotist, is the one that hurts. Make sure he fully understands that he is not in my camp, your camp, or anyone's camp. He's alone.


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