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  •  I agree with Johnny (0+ / 0-)

    So let me line up my thoughts on this "diary":

    1. This "diary" is not written by the person who posted it.  But hey, that's okay, because apparently Mr. Palast is so goddamn BUSY he has to send someone ELSE out to post his columns.
    1. Other than just generally slamming an article in the New York Times, I find nothing remarkable about this column, except its anti-American, anti-military tone.  I had the benefit of reading the article first.  Actually, it is a well-written piece about a medic who has to treat men who are his friends.  Men who die. That's why he wants to hurt someone.  But I missed the part of the article where the medic picks up a gun and shoots the first Iraqi he sees.  Why? Because he doesn't do it.  My Dad was a medic at Normandy.  His best friend died right in front of him, and there was nothing he could do.  It ate at him until the day he died.

    Now, the Iraqi sniper who deliberately shot at an American soldier and killed him, unlike the medic, I am not as sure as Mr. Palast seems to be that he prayed before he shot the American soldier, or that he is a "good man". In fact, I am pretty sure he is NOT.

    As for Mr. Palast' barbs at the New York Times reporter, at least that reporter is IN Iraq.  Mr. Palast is either in London (now there's a war zone) or hawking his latest book in the States.

    And for all of you who are jumping up to defend the Iraqi sniper, may I remind you that when American soldiers are alleged to have killed Iraqis not in the line of duty, I don't see any rush on Dkos to defend them. Even if they had seen their best friends murdered in front of their eyes.

    And PLEASE don't jump on me because you think I am insensitive to Iraqi deaths - I am not. I want our people home, period.  Tomorrow will be too late in my opinion.  But snipers aren't brave people to be lauded- they are cowardly human beings who hide and then pick their shot on an unsuspecting target. In this case, it was an American soldier.  I'll grieve for him, thank you.

    We do not rent rooms to Republicans.

    by Mary Julia on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 07:19:20 PM PST

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