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January 14, 2008

New York Times Slanders Troops

Yesterday the New York Times published a truly despicable piece detailing crimes committed by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of our war with terrorist Islamofascism. The obvious objective was to depict our soldiers as pathetic victims reduced to unhinged maniacs by the horrors of war.

This slander was so common during the Vietnam War that Hollywood has played the cliche for laughs (e.g., Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski). Having been able to bring about our defeat in Southeast Asia, liberals see no reason to change their playbook.

But one thing has changed: thanks to the Internet, supporters of our troops can now fire back. Move America Forward points out that despite putting seven researchers on the story, the Times was only able to find 121 cases of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan committing murders in the USA. That comes out to a murder rate of 1.34 incidents per 100,000 vets per year. The murder rate for the general population is 5.80 per 100,000 per year. For men, it's 7.67 (all of the vet killers were male).

The Times might have concluded that men who have not been overseas fighting terrorists are almost six times more likely to commit a murder. But that wouldn't have fit the template, so the paper took an anecdotal approach.

MAF's Melanie Morgan comments:

Perhaps the shameful staff of The New York Times has run out of war-time secrets to publish for America's enemies to read, because now they've resorted to an all-out smear campaign of America's finest men and women, who have served this country bravely and with distinction.

Fortunately Americans are becoming aware of whose side the Shady Gray Lady is on, so these slanders will only resonate among those who already despise our troops and yearn for al Qaeda to defeat them.

Posted by Van Helsing at January 14, 2008 8:53 AM

Comments

When I get back to the States from Iraq, and I will, Pinch, I'm kicking your ass and drop shipping you to the Promised Land.

Posted by: Soldier Joe at January 14, 2008 10:53 AM

The percentage may be even lowere because many cities in America list deaths through self-defence and police action as "murder".

Posted by: KHarn at January 14, 2008 4:51 PM

"Soldier Joe", judging by the "success" of the Iraq occupation, you couldn't slap the shit out of a squirrel.

Posted by: hashfanatic at January 14, 2008 5:35 PM

Hashboy, Why would a fine soldier of the US want to beat up a squirrel when he can slap the shit out of a libterd like yourself.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at January 14, 2008 6:12 PM

Because that ain't happening in this lifetime either.

Go back to your cornfield, Ted, before I cut off your subsidy.

Posted by: hashfanatic at January 14, 2008 8:16 PM

Soldier Joe, I'd have to agree with hasfanatic... But only in that Iraq is now so peaceful, there's nothing left to target practise on. Good job!

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at January 14, 2008 8:21 PM

That means that a male staffer at the NYT is six times more likely to commit murder than a US soldier. Seems plausible. Especially considering probable drug use among NYT staffers.

Posted by: John Lewis at January 14, 2008 9:28 PM

"Yesterday the New York Times published a truly despicable piece detailing crimes committed by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of our war with terrorist Islamofascism."

Good!

If you clowns believe it is despicable, than it has GOT to be true.

Posted by: hashfanatic at January 14, 2008 10:22 PM

ooooooh don't say anything bad about a soldier. Even if it's true. hide the facts, cover up, don't let anyone know.

Only the right would find reporting facts traitorous.

Iraq is peaceful? You can't read, can you?

Posted by: Anonymous at January 15, 2008 4:52 AM

Hashboy, How do you know I grow corn? I could be growing a new hybrid greenbean on the orders of the President to rid the world of libterds.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at January 15, 2008 5:45 AM

Yes, moonbats. We do love and support our troops. We also hate it when the left-wing media smears them. Thank you for noticing. :-)

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2008 6:15 AM

hey V, if a soldier raped your daughter would it be a "smear job" to press charges?

Posted by: Anonymous at January 15, 2008 6:24 AM

It would be a smear job to imply that because of that incident, all soldiers are rapists, as you guys on the left routinely do.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2008 6:30 AM

More avoidance...answer the question.

Posted by: hashfanaticFAN at January 15, 2008 7:42 AM

The question is answered. I can't help it if moonbats are too stupid to understand the answer.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2008 8:03 AM

Liberals are abject cowards

Posted by: JamesB at January 15, 2008 9:09 AM

Right now hashboy is dumping out all the greenbeans in his mommy's pantry. He'll be back later.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at January 15, 2008 1:04 PM