A Look Into the Mind of One Soldier
I occasionally read military bloggers, and I just noticed one that a troll left over at the Crack Den. Silly person that I am, I invited the author to come by and chat with us. I think a review of his blog is worthwhile, because it reminds us that not everyone in the military is tired of shedding Iraqi and American blood in Chimpy's desert adventure. The Marching Camp. Here's a sample:
The Palestinians are savages. They are incapable of self-government because their entire culture is diseased. If the Palestinians ever achieve anything of value, it will be because the terrorist organizations that the Arab dictatorships set up and the World accepted as their "spokesmen" and "leaders" are finally crushed. Personally, I hope that the Palestinians continue to burn, blow up, shoot, and hurl each other off buildings until there is nothing left.
I don't want to say that this makes me despair, but it does come close. My understanding is that the war has slowly and surely ruined our military in many ways, and peopling it with those who endorse genocide is merely one. I'm really struggling to understand how such a person could be reached, and if it is in fact even possible.
Cynically, I believe that many of this stripe in the military have come to understand that unstinting loyalty to the Bush party means a lifetime of wingnut welfare after service, and this is the reason they continue to serve willingly and happily in what is an obvious military disaster. We'll see if Decurion is brave enough to come by here and explain to me if I'm wrong.