War Supporters are. . . Morons??!!: Fisking Robert Crook
His name is Robert Crook. And, if you support the President, and the war in Iraq, he says you are a “moron.”
Yeah, well, c’mon Charmaine, that’s what happens when you get your political commentary from someone who has a can of spray paint in his hand.
No, actually, Salon provides him bandwidth and his very own “Soapbox:”
There is no shortage of morons who support George W. Bush [
so true Rob, so true. . .eat your heart out] — Americans who buy the “freedom” and “democracy” bull***t even though it’s clear that the only parties who are benefiting from the Bush regime’s f***ing mess in Iraq are the war profiteers. . .
But presently, it becomes clear that what’s really bothering Robert is that some of those
“morons” Americans who support both the President and the war have had a front row seat for the “mess in Iraq,” and have come away with a pretty different account. Robert is not too happy that many (most?) in the American military do support the war, specifically, military mom, Tammy Pruett:
Tammy and GWB
Of course, Tammy Pruett isn’t really the Anti-Cindy because none of her immediate family members have been killed in Iraq.
Tammy can get back to us with what she thinks of Gee Dubya’s Gulf War II if one of her immediate family members is killed.[You don’t think that the thought that one of her boys, or her husband, could get killed has occurred to her, Robert?]
Lila Lipscomb, the mother of a military family featured in “Fahrenheit 9/11,” was supportive of Gulf War II — until her son was killed in Iraq.
What I like most about the news story above, I think, is Bush’s remark that “America lives in freedom because of families like the Pruetts.”
What about the Sheehan family? The Lipscomb family? [Of course them too. Especially them. The President did meet with Mrs. Sheehan in person after her son was killed, remember.] The many other families who lost a member to Bush’s bogus war in Iraq who would not squeal like a giddy schoolgirl if Bush were to mention them in a speech?
Do these families count?
To Bush, I don’t think that they do.
Well, apparently that one line of the President’s — “America lives in freedom because of families like the Pruetts.” — has really rankled the Left.
Eric Jaffa, of MoveLeft.com, left a comment here about this same statement:
We were a free country before the Iraq War.
We would still be a free country if the US hadn’t invaded Iraq.
We could have an extended debate about the implications of that comment. But here’s what I still can’t believe:
So much for “I oppose the war, but support our troops . . ”
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FRIDAY UPDATE: Ilyka Damen says Crook has a “Dead Kid Quota.” Brilliant. Absolutely Must Read.