The entry is from "lurxst," and it represents one more unsurprising sample of America-bashing nihilism from those of the Kos crowd:
I Don't Support the Troops..oops, there, I said it...
This has been digging at me for, oh, about 4 years now. I have been hesitant to express this thought, in comments sections and in discussion with other people about the Iraq quagmire for fear of, I don't know, being called mean. Or, un-American. Or something.
Supporting the troops essentially means supporting the illegal war. It seems that us anti-war types have been doing all sorts of mental and philisophical gymnastics to try and work around this. What has emerged is a sort of low impact, mealy-mouthed common wisdom that is palatable to everyone but is ultimately going to allow us to stay in Iraq for years to come....
Until we have another draft, this is a volunteer armed services. I am not even beginning to count the numerous mercenaries that are involved in the occupation. You signed up, you get to go to the desert and risk being shot at by brown skinned people who don't believe the lies you've been told. A war of aggression is immoral, period. If you believe in God, you can damned well be sure you are going to hell for your participation in it. The only troop I support is the man or woman who refuses to be deployed so that they can make the middle east accessible to profiteers who don't give a flying F about morality or democracy. Or a soldier's life.
When Sunni tribes got paid off enough to stop shooting at GIs and instead shoot at Al-Qaeda (in reality themselves) it is funny how they suddenly became Freedom Fighters. During WWII, French resistance fighters were also called terrorists and insurgents by their German occupiers. Can an anti-war proponent look at these Iraqi resistance fighters with the same admiration, even though they worship differently than us and when they eventually win are likely to install a distasteful (to Americans) theocratic tinged state. Can a person who doesn't believe in violence support that people's right to govern themselves, perhaps violently.
I am sorry but supporting the troops means supporting this illegal war.
Notice the de rigueur comparison (only mildly veiled) between the Bush administration and Nazi Germany.Kos diarists' rants are getting more and more unhinged (and I only catch these lunacies when they're forwarded around the conservative blogosphere).
Recall here as well that I've noted Markos Moulitsas' own narcissism and megalomania, with reference to his regular outbursts claiming that "his movement" represents the true soul of the Democratic Party.
I know Kos and his underlings are deadly wrong about this war and our country. As we learned in recent polling data, public opinion is improving on the war, and with good campaigning, the GOP can come in strong in next year's elections. Still, it's hard to deny that the Democrats are looking good heading into 2008. This is all the more reason to expose and resist all the nihilist garbage that Daily Kos spits out.
Hat tip: Gold-Plated Witch and Jules Crittenden.