Too Mean to Die
A Bit of Kryptonite
Why I'll Never Make It in Photojournalism
Kakeeroo and Kartudus
IN MY OPINION
Books Read in 2007
FUNNY THE VLOG
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3 June 2007
No, this is not an entire entry about yet
another television program. I am plagiarizing this entry from
Steve, who got most of it
You know what a true hero is? He's someone
who serves his duty in the service, is more than willing to go back, but who
knows what a bunch of lying thugs this administration is. Who protests the
war and who lets the world know that he is a veteran STILL willing to serve,
but who has been thrown out of Iraq on a technicality even though he learned
Arabic and was a brilliant soldier. (The picture above is him at the Alberto
Gonzalez hearing, counting how many times the chief law official in the
country said, "I can't recall.")
Wonkette tells the story best.
Iraq veteran and honorably discharged Marine
Sgt. Adam Kokesh
has been the Pentagon’s biggest public relations nightmare this year,
because he’s some kind of magical Cindy Sheehan — people actually like him!
And while right-wingers had no problem mocking the mother of a soldier
killed in Iraq, they have a tougher time mocking an actual living Marine
male veteran who actually fought in the war they just write about on their
blogs. Plus, you get the feeling he wouldn’t mind beating the shit out of,
say, the entire staff of
National Review Online … and that they’d probably enjoy it, too...
Kokesh and his anti-war veteran buddies have pulled several picture-perfect
stunts in Washington, including a
mock military funeral at the Hart Senate building and keeping score of
how many times Alberto Gonzales said “I
don’t recall” during his Senate grilling last month.
funeral stunt earned the protesters a coveted
“political protest” arrest —
apparently it’s now illegal to protest anything for political reasons — and
your favorite Marine was also charged with “Unlawful Assembly — Loud and
Boisterous,” despite the fact that he was silent during the performance.
For this, the Marine Corps is now “investigating” Kokesh, even though he’s
officially out of the Corps and banished from reenlistment due to bringing
home an Iraqi pistol for his war souvenir — that’s against the rules if you
On Monday, Kokesh has to show up at a hearing so the Corps can re-discharge
him, this time dishonorably. Why? Because even when you get out of the
military these days, Rumsfeld’s “back door draft” makes you eligible for
another call-up because there aren’t enough people volunteering to jump in
the Baghdad Meatgrinder. But they don’t want him back, even for the
Individual Ready Reserve. So what’s the point?
All the chickenhawks will have permission to call him a traitor or whatever
on the blogs and talk radio if he suddenly becomes dishonorably discharged,
that’s the point!
Visit Adam Kokesh's blog
here and be sure to read his account of the way our government is
treating the veterans they purport to care about so much.