Saturday, March 25, 2006

Moonbattery is one thing, but...

I can almost forgive Charlie Sheen his aforementioned verbal diarrhea. It's obvious that someone who can't recognize a commercial airliner when he sees one has forfeited most of his brain cells to his cocaine habit. So he's as dumb as a box of rocks, and thinks someone (or something!) other than crazed Islamic terrorists were behind the 9/11 attacks. Big deal. Richard Belzer, on the other hand, is something else.

When Belzer appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" recently, he launched into a tirade not just against the war in Iraq, but against the troops deployed there. His problem with the troops? He thinks they're stupid. In an exchange with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
about the troops' generally favorable view on things in Iraq, he made the following statements:
They don't read twenty newspapers a day. They're under the threat of death every minute. They're not the best people to ask about the war because they're going to die any second!

You think everyone over there is a college graduate? They are nineteen and twenty year old kids who couldn't get a job.
In making these statements, Belzer revealed a few things:
  • The left, while publicly claiming to "support the troops", have nothing but contempt for them.
  • Belzer, like most of those on the left, know nothing about GIs.
  • Members of the left (especially the show biz types) have no concept of serving a higher calling.
Belzer's assumption is that if someone's serving in the military, it's because they're uneducated and lack the intelligence (sort of like Charlie Sheen) to find any other vocation. Guys like Belzer can't understand the concept of doing a job because you believe it has to be done, not because it pays you a gazillion dollars and gets you laid frequently.

If he'd spent any time around the troops (hey Richard, volunteered for a USO tour lately?), he'd realize that GIs, both enlisted and commissioned, are some of the best informed men and women around.

I may continue to watch Charlie Sheen because so far at leat, he's just stupid and/or off his rocker. Belzer, on the other hand, has shown his contempt for the military, and by extension, me. It's only fair that I return the favor.

And to think that I've been a fan of this asshat since "The Groove Tube".

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