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Tuesday, 14 June 2005
Still Defending Zuniga
In one of the most notorious remarks in the relatively young life of the blogosphere, Leftist blogger Markos Zuniga passed judgement on the lives of four American contractors murdered in Fallujah last year, saying on 1 April 2004:

Let the people see what war is like. This isn't an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush's folly.

That said, I feel nothing over the death of mercenaries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.
It was a huge mistake, of course, and helped to seal the public's opinion of the liberal Democrats as backstabbers in a time of war and elections.

Zuniga's remarks have also proved to be very useful for people like me who wish to remind their correspondents of what's at stake. Thus, when I raised Zuniga's remarks again this afternoon at a well-known online Leftist klavern, this is the response I got from some wanker calling himself Woody Guthrie's Guitar:

i have absolutely no sympathy for dead mercenaries, of any nationality, race, creed, or gender.

they have sold their humanity. thus they deserve no tears, no tributes, no compassion.

a dead merc is just one fewer inhumane, murderous, soulless, mutherfocker that we have to worry about...
Yep. This is what became of the hippies: they went psychopathic.


Posted by Toby Petzold at 3:07 PM CDT | Post Comment | View Comments (1) | Permalink

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 - 9:42 PM CDT

Name: sluggo

Everyone's ass is up for grabs.
Honestly, if my wife would let me and they would take me (they just might) I wouldn't hesitate to grease people for the kind of money those guys got paid. Seriously.....
Those guys weren't choirboys. It takes a certain mindset to say to yourself "killing is killing and it's ok to broaden your horizons. Albanians, Bulgars, people from Houston, it's all the same. If you pay me 50 thousand bucks for a 45 day rotation I'll smoke anybody. I fukkin' mean it. Imagine these guys felt the same way. Only a pussy can't handle that. A pussy. a puuuuuussyyyyy.

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