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8/19/2005

The stupidest Mark Noonan post EVER?

It's possible that he's written something as moronic, but I'm confident he's never written anything more moronic than this (emphasis added):
Some of our leftwing friends are saying that if this war is worth fighting, President Bush's daughters should volunteer for the military. I can't speak for everyone who writes here at Blogs for Bush, but speaking just for myself, I'd have to say our leftwing friends are barking up the wrong tree.

...women shouldn't really be in the military; certainly not in the combat branches of it. Call me old-fashioned if you like, but I just think that one of the duties of a man is to spare women the horrors of war as far as possible. War is a nasty, grisley business - I'd prefer that women didn't have to endure it. They are, of course; and I stand in awe of the courage and dedication of our female servicemembers...but trying to make this conservative feel bad about President Bush's daughters not serving in combat is akin to trying to make me feel bad because by 10 year old nephew isn't serving.

UPDATE: Mark Steyn nails perfectly the leftwing use of the word "children" to describe the men and women in our armed forces:
Ever since America's all-adult, all-volunteer army went into Iraq, the anti-war crowd have made a sustained effort to characterise them as 'children'. If a 13-year-old wants to have an abortion, that's her decision and her parents shouldn't get a look-in. If a 21-year-old wants to drop to the Oval Office shagpile and chow down on Bill Clinton, she's a grown woman and free to do what she wants. But, if a 22- or 25- or 37-year old is serving his country overseas, he's a wee 'child' who isn't really old enough to know what he's doing.
Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are men and women, not children; brave men and women, too...braver and more selfless than anything in the muddy dreams of their leftwing critics.
OK, in the very same post, Noonan compares women to 10-year-old children and then condemns leftwingers for calling soldiers 'children'.

What a jackass.

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