Read today's column by uber-lefty Ted Rall who says he cheers the deaths of American soldiers because each death improves the overall IQ of America. In other words, soldiers are stupid.Shameful? Absolutely! Especially because it's not true. It's not even close.
It's shameful, but it's true.
Ted Rall didn't publish a column today. He writes one column per week, and the most recent is dated October 23rd. We presume this is the column to which John Gibson refers.
In that column, Ted Rall said nothing of what John Gibson describes.
He didn't say he cheers the deaths of American soldiers.
He didn't say he cheers any death at all.
He didn't even use the word "death", although he did use the word "cheer", in this context:
Over and over since the war began, American troops have been seen on television applauding Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice and others whose cynical recklessness have sent their buddies to their graves. Sailors cheered wildly when Bush staged his notorious "Mission Accomplished" photo op on an aircraft carrier. They swooned when he joined them for Thanksgiving dinner in Baghdad.He didn't say soldiers are stupid.
He didn't say each soldier's death improves America's IQ.
He didn't even hint at anything of the sort.
He did say they were confused. And he explained why:
Over a year ago, in March 2006, the military newspaper Stars and Stripes published the results of a Zogby poll of troops serving in Iraq. 72 percent said U.S. forces should withdraw within a year. Twenty-five percent thought we should pull out right away. But 85 percent said a major reason they were there was "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the September 11 attacks." These people are confused, to say the least.He also said:
Hey, soldier, you volunteered. If not for you, there wouldn't be a war in the first place.This sentiment may not be politically popular, especially in the cesspool inhabited by John Gibson, but it is absolutely true: if America had no volunteer soldiers, there would be no way an unelected president could wage an unprovoked war.
You can read the rest of Ted Rall's column here: Hey Soldiers: Quit Whining!