Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Thoughts of a wounded soldier on George Bush

Like so much of America's political left these days, the Roanoke Times is rarely satisfied with merely arguing against George Bush's policies. Instead, the Times' staff wants its readers to believe that Bush McHitlerburton is an unfeeling, evil man who deliberately misleads the public and intentionally cuts soldiers' benefits.

Take, for instance, the Times' response to Bush's speech to soldiers at Fort Bragg about a week ago.

Bush told the military audience, "...Amid all this violence, I know Americans ask the question: Is the sacrifice worth it?" The president says it is. Wounded soldiers, receiving rationed care, and who realize they were misled, may be forgiven for not answering the same.

Coincidentally, here's what one wounded soldier said just days later:

"You can talk about our President, his politics, and his family, but you can never talk about his character. I met him face-to-face today and I will protect him as well as I protect my own."

(Med-evacuated to the states, the soldier also writes "Great, now I'm surrounded by a bunch of Virginians!")

Anyone with friends in the military knows George Bush is admired, often even loved, by our soldiers. The Roanoke Times' attempt to drive a wedge between these men and women and Bush is the lowest form of yellow journalism. Sadly, it's what we've come to expect.

More at Michelle Malkin.