Thursday, August 25, 2005

Why don't protestors abide by the Geneva Convention?

They are after all, "at war" against something all the time...

From Opinion Journal’s “Best of the Web” we find out that war protesters have learned nothing from the most foolish form of Vietnam war protests, and also prove themselves to be hypocrites. Don’t believe these folks for a second for a second when they say that they “support the troops but oppose the war.”

CNS reports on the left’s form of opposing political ideas by spitting on soldiers in a new way. In an objectiveless acting out of their own emotions, they are camping out in front of military hospitals where injured soldiers are recuperating. Projecting their feelings in the wrong place, they surely realize that soldiers don’t declare wars, they fight them, and have a Geneva convention to abide to. They can’t, after all, taunt their injured enemies after they’ve been pacified.

«The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."…

Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well…

Kevin Pannell, who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated after an ambush grenade attack near Baghdad in 2004, considers the presence of the anti-war protesters in front of the hospital "distasteful."

When he was a patient at the hospital, Pannell said he initially tried to ignore the anti-war activists camped out in front of Walter Reed, until witnessing something that enraged him.

"We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever," Pannell, a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division, told Cybercast News Service.

"You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with," Pannell said, adding that other veterans recovering from wounds at Walter Reed share his resentment for the anti-war protesters.blockquote>
The Code Pinkies don’t seem to actually oppose the war, they simply oppose anyone who represents anything they don’t agree with. Regardless of how they feel about a nation’s policy, soldiers don’t get to make the same choices and have the same judgment as the Code Pinkos until their reenlistment date comes up.

But none of this matters to leftist offended not so much by policies and actions, but by what they imagine represents it, in the exact same way the Symbionese Liberation " a Army?<>had no actual tenets except for some vague and shortsighted factional racist concepts, but wanted to murder cops.

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