Freedom of speech is not disgusting
Since when did freedom of speech become “disgusting”? As and active duty military member, I don’t feel that MoveOn.org’s ad on General Petraeus was, as the President called it, disgusting. It’s freedom of speech. It’s not what I would have said but who can argue with their claims?
It’s their right to question the Iraq progress report when DoD’s fuzzy math formula reportedly doesn’t count it as violence if one is killed or injured by a car bomb and only counts an assassination if you’re shot in the back of the head (not the front). Let’s not forget the touting of decreased violence in Iraqi neighborhoods while totally ignoring the ethnic cleansing that occurred beforehand.
Was it disgusting when right-wing groups attacked and lied about war hero John Kerry’s Vietnam record in the last election? Was it disgusting when last year’s Republican controlled Congress (and the President signed) a 2007 defense spending bill which gave the military their smallest pay raise in 13 years? Was it disgusting when certain leaders used “educational deferments” and National Guard duty to avoid having to go to Vietnam? What kind of robot society would we have if we had a bunch of bobble-head citizens who never questioned the actions of their elected leaders?