Suicidal ideologues

06Apr07

As though Bush administration apologists don’t have enough on their plate to spin, Michelle Malkin – fresh off her racist John Doe screed – posted this:

I

I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

II

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

III

If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

IV

If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

V

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

VI

I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

What’s her point? That the British sailors are cowards and traitors or that US servicemen would have responded more aggressively? Would she have preferred these sailors to have died in a firefight and ignite the region’s tinderbox to hasten her savior’s second coming? Given her extensive military service, diplomatic experience, and overwhelming familiarity with the facts of the situation, to say nothing of her experience of being held at gunpoint by a foreign government, where does she have the moral authority to suggest sacrificing these sailors at the altar of partisan ideology?

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