Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Depressing Regularity

Regularity is something I like. I'm a regular guy. I like things to happen in a regular ordered order. It makes me happy. But of course not everything is worth repeating. Take for example, the regularity with which Republicans attack Democrats for not loving the military enough. This is the subject of Ben Shapiro's latest article. His first point? Barack Obama made a speech at a College Commencement in which he praised public service but failed to praise military service. So that proves he thinks that some hippy community organizer or some peace corps goon is better than the brave men and woman who join the military.

Or maybe it proves that Obama was talking to college graduates.

Also, and this is a real shocker, Obama apparently prefers to peace to war, and will make it is goal as President to fight for peace. But our soldiers are there to fight war; so once again Obama is a military hater. It's almost like he doesn't want our soldiers to have the opportunity to die in glorious battle.

Also Obama apparently wants to make sure that money we spend to support our military is spent wisely. No really. That shows he doesn't love the military.
He is the man who actually ran a campaign ad bragging, "I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems. I will institute an independent Defense Priorities Board to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary defense spending . . ."
He wants to cut wasteful spending? He wants to avoid unnecessary defense spending? Doesn't he realize how bad that is for Hallib. . . our American Fighting men and women?

Fortunately for young Ben, there will be plenty of people with a bit more skill than him following this theme as the summer goes on.

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