Arkin keeps stepping in it
Sometimes you need to understand when to say “when.” Aparently, author of yesterday’s anti-troop rant, is not backing down. Check out his latest diatribe:
I said I was bothered by the notion that “the troops” were somehow becoming hallowed beings above society, that they had an attitude that only they had the means – or the right – to judge the worthiness of the Iraq endeavor.
I was dead wrong in using the word mercenary to describe the American soldier today.
These men and women are not fighting for money with little regard for the nation. The situation might be much worse than that: Evidently, far too many in uniform believe that they are the one true nation. They hide behind the constitution and the flag and then spew an anti-Democrat, anti-liberal, anti-journalism, anti-dissent, and anti-citizen message that reflects a certain contempt for the American people.
I should note that ST reader Karl got a ‘special mention’ in Arkin’s piece. Karl responds to Arkin’s comments here.
In a way, I hope he keeps talking. He’s given Americans some ‘special insight’ into the mind of a typical rabid anti-war leftist right there on the pages of the Washington Post, which is read by millions.
More: Hot Air has audio of Arkin talking to Alan Colmes last night about the controversy his comments generated.