One reason commies and lefties (like there’s much of a difference) don’t like to talk to me very much is that I don’t buy their lines:
- I’m against the war, but I support the troops.
- I’m against the U.S. presence in Iraq, but I hope it ends well.
- I’m against America’s actions, but I’m a patriot. Don’t question my patriotism.
It’s all rubbish. You can’t be against a soldier’s primary mission and support him at the same time. If you are against the war, you are against the troops fighting the war. Things are what they are. It’s tautological. Here’s a data point that shows how these people really "support the troops."
I’ve suspected for months and months now, even amongst close friends and family, that a goodly number of those who have been against the mission in Iraq also want to see the U.S. utterly fail. These people are so politically motivated that they would give anything to see the tide change. Now I have evidence of the darkness of their hearts.
The last one is the most subtle, yet the surest of all. In essence, their lack of patriotism for the essential defining characteristics of America is what’s at the root of all of the foregoing.