Jounralist Seymour Hersh said at a talk in Montreal, “In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation,” he said. “It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you – there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.”
He started his speech with:
“The bad news,” investigative reporter Seymour Hersh told a Montreal audience last Wednesday, “is that there are 816 days left in the reign of King George II of America.”
Hersh’s most famous peices:
Since his 1969 exposé of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, which is widely believed to have helped turn American public opinion against the Vietnam War, he has broken news about the secret U.S. bombing of Cambodia, covert C.I.A. attempts to overthrow Chilean president Salvador Allende, and, more recently, the first details about American soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
So, what do you get when a man actively goes out to try and dig up dirt on the US Military? A man with an agenda. That’s not journalism. That’s active hatred of the US Military.
And it’s indicative of the modern liberal. They say they “support the troops”, but in reality, they cheer and laugh when people like Hersh and Kerry demean the American Soldier.
I have many friends who are active military, or reservists/Guardsmen. To have them described to be “murderous” is an outrage. I’m sure he buys into the idea that the US is slowly exterminating the Iraqis so we can turn Iraq in Halliburtaq and steal all of the oil.
Of course, I’m sure he, like the other liberals who invest in the 365,000 civilians killed number, blame all the deaths on the US Military “murderers”. (If we start counting from the release of the report in September, that’s 282.5 civilians killed a day by US Military forces). While that makes no sense, it doesn’t matter, because so long as it’s reported to be done by King George II, then it’s gotta be true. And it’s the same with Kerry, who thinks our troops are “terrorizing” innocent people in the middle of the night by kicking in their doors and searching them for no apparent reason.
And all of this guilt and whining– it’s played over and over again on Al Jazeera to the people we’re fighting.
And if we can’t convince half of our own people, as it seems on the news, that fighting terrorists abroad is a good idea, how are we ever going to show a united resolve to fight terrorism at all?
So, thanks Hersh, Kerry. Together you may have prolonged this global war on terror for decades.