Much has been said in the media about the troops' misconduct.  While I do not condone such antics as posing with dead bodies, I also have a fair amount of skepticism for the ones that are criticizing the troops.  The LA Times is trying to claim the moral high ground and that they are just trying to expose troop atrocities just like their noble forebears did during the Vietnam era.  But just as in those days, the moral standing of the hypocritical left is highly suspect.  They are very selective in their outrage.  It always seems to come at opportune political moments for the left.  And just like Jane Fonda and her ilk during the Vietnam War, they always have super-critical sense of our troops' flaws and absolutely no sense of the horrific atrocities of the people we're fighting.  The brutality of the Taliban has long since been documented.  There is no compassion or true justice in Sharia law.  Rape victims get blamed for their attackers' sins.  Women and children are routinely abused.  And all manner of sin and brutality by men in such societies is routinely overlooked.  There is no moral comparison between our fighting men and women and the people they are facing.  The loonies on the left just need to get off their high horse, stop smoking whatever it is they are smoking or whatever coolaid they are drinking, and come back to the real world.  They have the right as American citizens to voice their opinion, although they would not mutually support my free speech rights.  But they really need to get off the thinly-veiled hypocritical moral posturing
 

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    I'm a retired soldier, having spent 23 years of my life serving our country, actually 30 years when you count the reserve and National Guard time as well.  I believe in servant leaders, following the example of our Lord, and I believe in giving back to the troops once one has attained a certain status or level of success in life.  But I also believe in fighting back against corruption and incompetence wherever you find it if it hurts people.  Our national values were worth dying for.  They are also worth living for.  A man or woman can actually live a life by these principles of humility, service, love, duty, and honor, and have a significant impact on the world around them...if you have the dedication to see it through. 

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