This has been happening since Vietnam; the fashionable few who jump on the anti-war bandwagon and prostitute themselves to the lunatic fringe. John Kerry was by no means the only one, but he was one of the most visable.
Recent examples include The New Republic’s faux diarist Army Private Scott Beauchamp, former marine Private Adam Kokesh, who still refers to himself as “Sergeant” even though the marines busted him to Private for smuggling an unauthorized pistol out of Iraq, and the latest train wreck, former Army Private Clifford Hicks, who was charged with vandalizing government property and disrespect toward a Non-Commissioned Officer. He applied for Conscientious Objector status just before he was discharged. Big surprise.
The Chickenhawk Express has more information on his illustrious ‘career’ and antics:
His personal sob story here:
All three of these fine examples of hypocrisy enlisted after 9/11. Kokesh and Hicks joined the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and each have their own self-aggrandizing websites where they opine about their treatment at the hands of their respective Chain of Command as well as embellish (read: LIE) about their military records. Both have been scrutinized and taken to task by other veterans who call them on their ludicrous bullshit.
An excellent dissection of Hicks can be found on The Sniper’s website:
” I was unable to secure gainful employment, and stumbled into full-time activism with Iraq Veterans Against the War”
Wow. The same way he ‘stumbled’ into the recruiting office, right?
No one forced the little jackasses to enlist. They did it willingly. Apparently, they’re not smart enough to figure out that the U.S. sends the military where it’s needed, you don’t get to pick and choose assignments or conflicts, and the purpose of the Army is to fight and win the nation’s wars. I’ve always wondered why these morons volunteer for duty then piss about what they were sent to do.
Their sudden mealy-mouthed anti-war, anti-military epiphanies seemed to occur in conjunction with their disciplinary problems. Go figure.
I’m so glad these peurile, abject losers are out of the service. Now, if only they would fade out of public and into obscurity…..