From Donald Douglas:
You don’t see as many pieces of this genre with Obama in office, but obviously the hard-left cookie-cutter template is still widely available.
From the vile POS Steven Salaita, an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech, at the equally-vile Salon.com, “No, thanks: Stop saying “support the troops”.”
Folks can read it all at the link.
Professor Salaita is the author of Israel’s Dead Soul, no doubt yet another anti-Semitic left-wing screed blasting Israel’s right to exist. I’ve personally never heard of this idiot, but see the nice write-up at the Social Foundations of Education, “Meet Steven Salaita, Jihadist English Professor at Virginia Tech.” Also, “Palestinian ‘Literature Professor’ Salaita Wants Academic Boycott of Israel; More Jihad Activity at Virginia Tech.”
More at the link.
Like Dr Douglas, I find those . . . people . . . repugnant, but I do appreciate their honesty. While so many of our friends on the left say that they support our troops, because it’s so politically incorrect to say otherwise, but oppose the policies which have them deployed, I have always taken such statements with a very large grain of kosher salt; they have never seemed quite believable to me.1
Stacey Stacy McCain has the tagline, “”One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up.” — Arthur Koestler” on he header of The Other McCain. I agree: writers should say what they mean, mean what they say, and skip the political correctness.
- I’d make a definite exception for veterans opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ↩