Wednesday, August 17, 2005

When is it OK to desecrate a memorial to fallen soldiers?

When that memorial is in Bush's back yard and when the dessecrator is a republicn redneck! That's right, some hick in Crawford drove his pickup through a bunch of white crosses set up to commemorate the dead in Bush's war. Yet you won't hear any of the right wing squawkers getting all outraged over it. In fact, the right wing commentors on the link above are making every excuse in the book on why this was a perfectly OK thing to do.


Blogger VirusHead said...

That behavior is inexcusable - but not surprising to me. I like the counter-example of the neighbor of Bush who has provided his land for Sheehan to use: a kind and courageous action from someone who will still be there when this is over.

8/17/2005 04:06:00 PM  
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8/17/2005 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul666 said...

I dought very much if this nutbar who put those crosses up with the names on them, went to the families and got permission. Nop she simply said fuck there rights I'll put the names on them anyways.

If my nephew who is in the US army is, heaven forbid, killed. And his name shows up on one of these crosses I'll take this nutbar to court and get every cent I can out of them.

The ass hole who ran over the crosses should get a year in jail. But as I said the families who's loved ones names are on the crosses should take the nutbar to court for using them for her personal commie agenda.

8/17/2005 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger Clublint said...

I think it's disgusting that anyone is using the names of the dead to make a point and no matter what side of the political fence you sit on, desecrating the memorial of anything is wrong.

Doesn't anyone have any honour anymore?


8/17/2005 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger Liberal Traitor said...

Clublint, any memorial to the dead is to make some point. Paul, did the US government get the permission from every family of every soldier killed in Vietnam before they put it on the wall? Does that memorial make a point? You bet your ass it does. You just don't like the particular point that this particular memorial makes. But any listing of the names of war dead could be seen as a statement against war.

Also, I think that given Bush's cavalier attitude toward the lives wasted in this war of his, it's pretty damned important for him to be reminded both of the body count and the names associated. Here's a guy whose response to all of this is that he needs to get on with his life. Not the families of those killed, but the piece of shit who sent them off to die based on his lies needs to get on with his life.

8/18/2005 06:17:00 AM  
Blogger Right On! said...

I being "right-wing" myself (as you like to call it)... do I fall outside of your stereotype if I tell you that, although I think Cindy Sheehan is doing this for herself and not on behalf of her son, I think running through a field of crosses is dispicable and inexcusable.

8/18/2005 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Right On! said...

"If my nephew who is in the US army is, heaven forbid, killed. And his name shows up on one of these crosses I'll take this nutbar to court and get every cent I can out of them."

Several people have driven down there to remove the cross for thier loved one. She can prop her son up on a cross all she wants but I'll be DAMNED if she's going to use everyone else's kids to further her personal vendetta against a man who had no fault in her son's death besides being elected President

8/18/2005 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Liberal Traitor said...

Right on, as I've said before, you don't come off as one of the raving loonies on the right. And it's great to see conservative folks condemning this action on the comments of people's blogs. I'd love to see it coming from front page posts on the bigger right wing blogs though.

And how is this about herself and not her son? Her son lost his life because of George W. Bush's lies to enact the agenda of a neoconservative think tank who have had this war planned since the 90's. How is this possibly not about her son? She probably never even thought critically about the war until it killed her son. She can't bring him back, but if she can help stop the bloodshed, then he did not die in vain.

8/18/2005 12:10:00 PM  

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