Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Los Angeles Times' Joel Stein...

is making his case to become the representative spokesman for al-Qaeda in America:

I don't support our troops...

...When you volunteer for the U.S. military, you pretty much know you're not going to be fending off invasions from Mexico and Canada. So you're willingly signing up to be a fighting tool of American imperialism, for better or worse. Sometimes you get lucky and get to fight ethnic genocide in Kosovo, but other times it's Vietnam.

If this doesn't reek of a pure and utter hatred of the United States military and the freedom that it protects, I don't know what does. Stein's complete lack of reverence for the men and women who defend our nation and its values is simply disgusting.

(HT: Instapundit)


UPDATE:

Hugh Hewitt interviewed Joel Stein on his radio program, making Stein look silly in the process. The interview exposed Stein for the pampered, out-of-touch-with-reality lefty that he is, and revealed that despite his harsh criticisms, he lacks any real knowledge about the military.

Here's one part of the interview, where Stein gave in a little:

JS: ...Whether I'm wrong about not suporting Iraq or not is a legitimate question, and maybe I can be convinced that I was wrong about not supporting Iraq. But I think if you're not going to support Iraq, you shouldn't support the troops. I think that doesn't help anything.

HH: But do you think you should investigate before writing about the reality of these people, the reality people like J.P. Blecksmith, the reality of the 2,000 plus men and women who've died in the service of their country, and do you think you ought to be more cautious when you write about the military the next time?

JS: I definitely should be more cautious.


Needless to say, it didn't go well for Stein. Head over to RadioBlogger for the transcript and audio of the interview. It's worth your time.