Case in point – former NFL player Pat Tillman was killed in battle. Worse, he was the victim of friendly fire. Even worse, his investigation was mishandled and messy, probably due a general panic over killing a well-known hero. But what can be worse than that? How about the left using Tillman's tragic death for political gain?
What kills me is that the left, as a rule, holds folks in the military in contempt--They think that the troops are ignorant pawns trained to kill. But if a patriot can be used to undermine the very beliefs or institutions he himself tried to protect, then the left embraces him. That's what's happening with Tillman.
On some leftwing blogs, idiots like to note that Tillman was a fan of Noam Chomsky, an intensely anti-American sociopath who believes terrorists are right. They claim that Tillman was scheduled to meet Chomsky, and that he was an outspoken Bush critic who planned to vote for John Kerry. The point of all this? To bolster their conspiracy theory that Tillman was killed, and his death covered up, to silence his anti-war views.
Of course they would believe this – because that's something Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao would have done – two leaders our contemporary left admire deeply. The fact is, the left would go to great lengths to silence their dissenters, and so they assume everyone else would do the same.
So, a man is dead in an enterprise called war. He volunteered and fought valiantly. For the left to use him to score points against their own political enemies make them the lowest form of scum on earth, right there with terrorists, bombers and people who wear sandals to work. If you disagree with me, I'll see you in my backyard this weekend. I'll be the guy wearing an NVA (North Vietnamese Regular) uniform with a hole cut in the back.