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!And...
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.
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".