Saturday, January 28, 2006

The American Soldier - What Ben Stein Thinks

There has been a lot in the news lately because of a column written by someone with the last name of Stein. I won't link to the article since he has already received way too much press for what he wrote. However, another Stein - this time Ben Stein - has written a response at The American Spectator. It is well worth following the link to read the article in its entirety.
The men and women of the United States military are fighting the remnants of a regime so evil that it pioneered the use of torture against children -- just for the amusement of Saddam and his family. The men and women whom Joel despises rid the world of a dictator so twisted and murderous that he openly admired Stalin and Hitler and sought to match their level of atrocities. The men and women who wear the uniform fought, bled, and died to rid the world of the most dangerous man on the planet in the most flammable place on the planet. They died to save a slave people from the genocidal control of a mad killer who thought nothing of gassing his own people, of wiping out entire regions, of setting up special rape rooms to allow his henchmen and his sons to rape women at will, who amused himself by pouring gasoline down the throats of totally innocent people and setting them on fire.
He continues to provide his description of the American solder.
They are saints in body armor, men and women of staggering moral virtue in a time and place when those words mean very little in the modern world. Their lives have the most meaning of any lives being lived on this earth right this moment. . . .Do I support the troops who have more moral decency in their toes than I do or anyone I know does in our whole bodies? I support them, pray for them, am humbled just to be on the same planet with them.
Others have weighed in on the subject:
Conservative Thinking has a post to which that other Stein responded.
Michelle Malkin offers ways to support our troops.
Baldilocks has two posts on the first Stein. Here and Here.

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