30 January 2007

One Reason For Me To Retire

I could attend a few get-togethers-
From the New York Times, via Instapundit:

"There were a few tense moments, however, including an encounter involving Joshua Sparling, 25, who was on crutches and who said he was a corporal with the 82nd Airborne Division and lost his right leg below the knee in Ramadi, Iraq.
Mr. Sparling spoke at a smaller rally held earlier in the day at the United States Navy Memorial, and voiced his support for the administration’s policies in Iraq.

Later, as antiwar protesters passed where he and his group were standing, words were exchanged and one of the antiwar protestors spit at the ground near Mr. Sparling; he spit back.

Capitol police made the antiwar protestors walk farther away from the counterprotesters.

'These are not Americans as far as I’m concerned,' Mr. Sparling said."

I would love the chance to meet one of these "spitters" in person!


Dave said...

It is so terribly depressing to hear how far politics has regressed in the US. I thought we had learned to separate war policies from warriors and had finally learned what these valiant men have sacrificed for us. Yet, I see Hanoi Jane praised and soldiers spat upon. I fear that a nation that fails to learn what it means to lose a war will be forced to lose another one. Tragic

Anonymous said...

Whether one supports the war (or any war for that matter) one should have total respect for the men and women who are off risking life and limb for one's country. I just don't get people who display such disrespect.

I also don't understand why some people don't get that one can support the troops while still being against the war.