At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper said it also logged 349 homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans in the six years since military action began in Afghanistan, and later Iraq.This is pretty standard liberal tactics. This is the New York Times here reporting that they've accumulated a list of 121 war veterans that have "committed a killing or been charged in one". That's a pretty broad statement... Charged by whom? Were they guilty? There have been a number of the troops who've been charged for killing enemy combatants or noncombatants (due to collateral damage) in the execution of their duties. Do you remember the Haditha Marines? You know the ones that were held in jail like common criminals for performing their duty who've all been since cleared of all wrong doing.
You see it is an essential part to their pacifist argument. War is bad. It makes otherwise normal people killers. There's a big problem with that argument however. Sure bad things occur during wars, that's just a part of it. But what the Times fails to do in this skewed article is give you context. They don't tell you the details of those 121 soldier's cases. They don't tell you how many were convicted... (note charged is not the same as guilty). They also fail to give you a basis of comparison... How many military personnel have served in those two theaters of war and how does the percentage of those compare to the population at large. The media built the Rambo myth during the war in Vietnam... all soldiers are damaged goods because of their service, volatile potential murderers. The Rambo myth is a tool used to propose disbanding the army. It is not based in any sort of logic , it is an emotional appeal... But then we all know that liberals find true logic to be an anathema. Logic gets in the way of their agendas.Here's another major rub. If you disband the army so that no one can be turned into a potential murderer, a ticking time bomb. Who stands between you and those unwashed hoards who have no such refined liberal points of view? Who is there to deal with Hannibal? As I said before, sure, wars can harm people. And yes, returning veterans may suffer some mental anguish or trauma if they are exposed to particularly egregious situations. Some of those suffering mental trauma may indeed act out violently but what alternative do you have? If no one rises up voluntarily to offer resistance to an aggressor, then the ones who are placed in those " particularly egregious situations" may be you! It is time for all people of good conscience to rise up and denounce this baseless, tasteless slander of the men and women who've chanced the most for everyone's benefit. The New York Times should be ashamed... but that's another thing liberals lack... a sense of shame.
UPDATE: Hold on to your hats boys and girls, it looks like the G-Man called this one right from the get go! There are emerging allegations that the New York Times has cooked the books on this one, purposely slandering our ladies and gentlemen in uniform!!! All the news that's fit to print indeed!