July 19, 2007

Lies, damn lies, and the New Republic...

From Powerline...

Last night we noted the New Republic's "Shock troops" article by the pseudonymous "Scott Thomas" portraying the disgraceful behavior of American troops in Baghdad. Michael Goldfarb has called for help from readers who can shed light on the veracity of the New Republic article. Goldfarb has already updated his post to include messages that tend to undermine the New Republic article. One is from Stuart Koehl, who addresses the story of the crazed Bradley driver running over a dog...

These lefties are not only liars, they are STUPID liars. EVIL stupid liars. There is no way a Bradley Fighting Vehicle could run over a dog. It's a tracked vehicle, similar to a tank. Or a bulldozer. Have you ever stood next to a big bulldozer in operation? It's very noisy, loud enough that you would have to shout to be heard. No dog is going to go close to one. And a Bradley is even noisier, with 20 tons of armor to move. On a quiet day you could hear one a mile away. So what dog is going to just stand there and let this roaring, and rather slow and clumsy, machine run over him? Or many different dogs, according to the story. Including a dog who was sleeping and didn't have time to get away! Bullshitters. I spit upon them.

The other horror stories about our sociopath soldiers are equally unlikely. check them out, you will see.

Hugh Hewitt:

...Aside from the manifest implausibilities in these accounts, the story seems a little too perfectly calculated to tug at our hearts and provoke outrage. Note that the victims are women, the disabled, children and house pets. Perfect. Or certainly too perfect to fact check. And given the fact that the soldier/author needs anonymity to tell his tales out of school, fact checking would be impossible anyway....

"To tug at our hearts and provoke outrage" This all reminds me of that shit-stupid lie that brain-damaged (by political correctness) lefties were circulating a year or two ago, about how female US soldiers were so afraid of being raped that they wouldn't use the latrines at night, and so were not drinking water, and ended up dying of dehydration! (Needless to say no names or evidence ever surfaced.) How they hate our military! NihilistsI Our troops are the real Christians of our time, risking their lives to help the helpless and bring peace and order to war-torn hell-holes. They are the Good Samaritans of our time, and lefty nihilists, whose whole lives are a "passing on the other side of the road," hate them because they hate and fear belief above all things. Posted by John Weidner at July 19, 2007 10:26 AM

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