Things that chafe my cones- Veteran's Day edition:Go on over and check out the rest of his post. If you've got a brain you'll find yourself in agreement with the Paratrooper of Love.
Chickenhawking: This non-argument is usually deployed to belittle a pro-war argument due to a lack of personal military service. ... The sad thing is looking at the dirty, nasty, patchouli-smelling hippie and having to think "I served so this clown can flap his cakehole?".
"I support the troops, but not the war": Then you don't support the troops. Once US troops are deployed in a foreign war and you actively protest and attempt to undermine the government's prosecution and even rationale for the war, you are no longer supporting the troops. ... You are especially culpable in this time of instant and worldwide media, by providing fodder for the enemy, their propagandists and the media in countries whose support the troops need to succeed.
Moral Superiority from Lefties: I guess if you have a media that parrots your mindset it is easy to stay in your echo chamber and look down on we mindless automatons and our corporate-oil controllers as we wreak destruction upon an otherwise peaceful, idyllic Shangri-La. ... If somehow having the intellectual rigor and intestinal fortitude to act in the cause of freedom and liberation rather than debate it fruitlessly makes us morally inferior, so be it! That is not a morality I would shed a drop of anyone's blood for.
Armchair Generalship: ... Anyone who has served, knows the military plans for everything and that there were obviously plans for post-war Iraq. ... 5 years from now we will look back and without the distortion of the media's defeatist lens see a true example of liberty delivered not at the point of a gun, but definitely by warriors carrying them.
Retired from the US Air Force after more than 20 years of service. Now working as a contractor for various government agencies.