An Apology to A Soldier

April 28, 2006 at 1:08 pm (Uncategorized)

While the instructor harangued against The Government and The Armed Forces, of which you are a member, We kept silent.

While he made ludicrous allegations against The United States and their Armed Forces, We kept silent.

While he smeared into the dust the honor and devotion of The Armed Forces, We kept silent.

While he would lecture to you, personally, on the evils of The Armed Forces, We kept silent.

While he would dismiss your respectful and reasonable arguments with more moonbattery, We kept silent.

While he would spew forth hate-filled diatribes against The Armed Forces (in an institution paid with funds from The Government, who would pay his salary) while not distinguishing between The Armed Forces as a body and individual soldiers, We kept silent.

While he would claim you ought to have known or done better, We kept silent.

While he would lie despite being corrected, We kept silent.

We kept silent. And now Our heart weighs heavy. We did not speak up in your defense, or in the defense of The Armed Forces, or in the defense of The Government. We rationalized away Our silence by maintaining that no one could say anything to counter his arguments, that he was entirely beyond the boundaries of reason and logic, that nothing We could say would make a difference. But that does not excuse Us.

We kept silent. You attempted to defend your honor, to defend The Armed Forces, to defend The Government’s policies. You tried to explain, to enlighten him. But your efforts were in vain: he did not listen, he dismissed your arguments, he steamrolled over them as if they were grass. And We kept silent.

We kept silent. Thank you for fighting for spineless cowards like Us. We apologize for not speaking up. It is inexcusable, and this will be something We will have to answer for before the judgment seat of God. May your mercy increase God’s mercy for Our undeserved forgiveness.

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An Example of Arab Idiocy

April 28, 2006 at 1:06 pm (Uncategorized)

When We were taking an Arabic class, Our instructor was a Palestinian. He was not a good instructor and he was quite the run-of-the-mill anti-American, anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, paranoid, conspiracy-theorizing, arrogant moonbat. What made matters worse was that he would routinely launch into emotional and strident anti-American tirades while knowing full well that one of his students is in the military and was sent back from Iraq after being injured.

One day, the instructor went on and on about how Arabs are enraged at how Americans are violating their cultural sensitivities by barging into homes, dealing with women, and otherwise not kow-towing to their misogynistic customs. He admitted that it would be difficult to honor Arab culture while attempting to secure stability in Iraq, but he nevertheless said it was imperative that American soldiers learn Arab culture and what they should and should not do.

Now, with all due respect, We believe that soldiers do not have the time to ascertain whether the women of a household are properly veiled and/or have a male relative with whom the soldiers can deal while the soldiers are hunting for terrorists hiding in people’s homes. Especially, may We add, when said terrorists have taken to hiding under veils.

The instructor claimed that Arabs have severely condemn this American injustice and barbarism, that these policies only entrench Arab hatred for America, and that some say they prefer Saddam’s regime to American violation of Arab culture. “This never happened in Saddam’s days!” he says Arab women wailed. Yes, evidently it seems that some Arabs believe that gassing hundreds of thousands of people is far better than talking to a woman without a male relative present.


inna naHnu-l-a’lam.

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