Matthew Continetti from the Weekly Standard is taken to task by a C-SPAN caller for his support of the war while being unwilling to serve in it himself. Continetti attacks the caller and doesn't ever say why he's not willing to serve. He also does not acknowledge that there are a lot of soldiers there against their wills who are serving under stop-loss provisions.
More video of the interview below.
He then goes on to take a call from a Republican who thinks it would be a good idea to offer to have illegal immigrants serve in Iraq as a path to citizenship. Continetti says it's not necessary and claims we're meeting our recruiting goals without it, which is a lie. The only reason we've met our recruting goals is because they've been lowered. Our soldiers have been stop-lossed and forced to serve for longer terms to make up the difference to the point where the military is being broken.
Continetti then gets another "reasonable" caller who says that the Iraq war was based on lies and on how the troops who are having their tours of duty being extended are being lied to. Continetti replies by trying to say that the war wasn't based on lies, ignores the question about the extended tours, and then says we should ignore how we got to Iraq and focus on what we do next, and then talks about the dilemma of the Democrats who voted for Bush's authority to begin with who are running for office.
Given that this guy is a Bill Kristol underling at the Weekly Standard, none of this is surprising out of him. Once again these chickenhawks who love war so much have little to say about their unwillingness to serve while smirking at the American public and making no apologies for their stance. The smug demeanor of this guy during the whole interview says a lot. He thinks he's better than the rest of us. I just thought this was one of the more sickening things I've watched on C-SPAN in a while. For the entire segment, go to C-SPAN.org and click on the recent videos link and hit the one titled Matthew Continetti, Weekly Standard, Associate Editor.